Eric Dolphy – Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions (The Story)

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Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions is the first official release of previously-unissued Eric Dolphy studio recordings in over 30 years!

Musical Prophet: The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions is the first official release of previously-unissued Eric Dolphy studio recordings in over 30 years! This release contains the masterpiece albums Conversations and Iron Man recorded in NYC in July, 1963. The 3CD set features jazz greats such as saxophonist Sonny Simmons, trumpeter Woody Shaw, bassist Richard Davis and NEA Jazz Master vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson. The 100 pg.booklet includes rare and unpublished photos, essays and interviews.

Dolphy was a distinctive stylist, his solos looping off like inflated balloons set free with their stems untied, shooting off on the up-tempo tunes in circuitously-swirling, erratic real-time flights, like a panicked bird; sometimes (on the ballads, and especially when he’s playing bass clarinet) in a languid, elastic slow motion. On alto sax and bass clarinet he’s probably the most recognizable jazz voice in a blindfold test (All About Jazz).




Track Listings:
Disc: 1
1. Jitterbug Waltz
2. Music Matador
3. Love Me
4. Alone Together
5. Muses for Richard Davis (Previously Unissued 1)
6. Muses for Richard Davis (Previously Unissued 2)

Disc: 2
1. Iron Man
2. Mandrake
3. Come Sunday
4. Burning Spear
5. Ode to Charlie Parker
6. A Personal Statement (Bonus Track)

Disc: 3
1. Music Matador (Alternate Take)
2. Love Me (Alternate Take 1)
3. Love Me (Alternate Take 2)
4. Alone Together (Alternate Take)
5. Jitterbug Waltz (Alternate Take)
6. Mandrake (Alternate Take)
7. Burning Spear (Alternate Take)

Personnel: Eric Dolphy: alto sax, flute, bass clarinet; William “Prince” Lasha: flute (1-2, 2-4, 3-1, 3-7); Huey “Sonny” Simmons: alto sax (1-2, 2-4, 3-1, 3-7); Clifford Jordan: soprano sax (1-2, 2-4, 3-1, 3-7); Woody Shaw: trumpet (1-1, 1-2, 2-1, 2-2, 2-4, 3-1, 3-5, 3-6, 3-7); Garvin Bushell: bassoon (2-4, 3-7); Bobby Hutcherson: vibes (1-1, 1-2, 2-1, 2-2, 2-4, 3-1, 3-5, 3-6, 3-7); Richard Davis: bass (1-2, 1-3, 1-4, 1-5, 1-6, 2-2, 2-3, 2-4, 2-5, 3-1, 3-4, 3-6, 3-7); Eddie Kahn: bass (1-1, 2-1, 2-4, 3-5, 3-7); J.C. Moses: drums (1-1, 2-1, 2-2, 2-4, 3-5, 3-6, 3-7); Charles Moffett: drums (1-2, 3-1); Bob James: piano (2-6); Roy Brooks: bass (2-6); Robert Pozar: percussion (2-6); David Schwartz: vocals (2-6).e (Alternate Take 2).

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Original Release Date: January 25, 2019
Number of Discs: 3
Label: Resonance Records

 


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