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Eric Dolphy

Eric Allan Dolphy (June 20, 1928 – June 29, 1964) was a jazz musician who played alto saxophone, flute and bass clarinet and was educated at Los Angeles City College. Dolphy was the first important bass clarinet soloist in jazz, and one of the first viable flute soloists in jazz. On early recordings, he occasionally played traditional B-flat clarinet. His unique and individual style utilized wide intervals, speech-like effects and exotic scales.

Classical music played a large role in Dolphy’s early training and remained important to him. Dolphy performed and recorded Edgar ...read more

Eric Allan Dolphy (June 20, 1928 – June 29, 1964) was a jazz musician who played alto saxophone, flute and bass clarinet and was educated at Los Angeles City College. Dolphy was the first important bass clarinet soloist in jazz, and one of the first viable flute soloists in jazz. On early recordings, he occasionally played traditional B-flat clarinet. His unique and individual style utilized wide intervals, speech-like effects and exotic scales.

Classical music played a large role in Dolphy’s early training and remained important to him. Dolphy performed and recorded Edgard Varese’s Density 21.5 for solo flute as well as other classical[ works, and participated heavily in third stream efforts. Dolphy’s work is sometimes classified as free jazz, though he insisted that his compositions and solos were grounded in a thorough, if occasionally unorthodox, use of harmony. He is often compared to Ornette Coleman. « hide

Similar Bands: John Coltrane, Art Pepper, Lee Konitz, David Binney, Charles Mingus

LPs
Iron Man
1969

3.3
7 Votes
Last date
1964

3.6
10 Votes
Out To Lunch
1964

4.3
172 Votes
Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot, Volume 2
1964

3.3
7 Votes
Far Cry
1962

3.8
10 Votes
At the Five Spot, Vol. 1
1961

4
8 Votes
Out There
1960

3.8
29 Votes
Outward Bound
1960

3.8
18 Votes
Compilations
Other Aspects
1987

4.5
3 Votes

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