Eric Dolphy
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1928-06-20
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Eric Dolphy Biography (Wikipedia)

Eric Allan Dolphy, Jr. (June 20, 1928 – June 29, 1964) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. On a few occasions, he also played the clarinet and piccolo. Dolphy was one of several multi-instrumentalists to gain prominence in the 1960s. He was one of the first important bass clarinet soloists in jazz, extended the vocabulary and boundaries of the alto saxophone, and was among the earliest significant jazz flute soloists.

His improvisational style was characterized by the use of wide intervals, in addition to using an array of extended techniques to reproduce human- and animal-like effects which almost literally made his instruments speak. Although Dolphy's work is sometimes classified as free jazz, his compositions and solos were often rooted in conventional (if highly abstracted) tonal bebop harmony and melodic lines that suggest the influences of modern classical composers Béla Bartók and Igor Stravinsky.

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Oliver Nelson
Straight Ahead
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Straight Ahead
Oliver Nelson Sextet, Eric Dolphy, Richard Williams, Oliver Nelson Sexet, Eric Dolphy & Richard Williams
Screamin' The Blues
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Screamin' The Blues
Eric Dolphy
Hypochristmutreefuzz
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Hypochristmutreefuzz
Eric Dolphy
God Bless The Child
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God Bless The Child
Richard Davis, Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Tony Williams & Eric Dolphy
Gazzelloni
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Gazzelloni
Eric Dolphy
Honesty
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Honesty
Joe Benjamin, Mal Waldron, Ron Carter, Booker Ervin, Charlie Persip & Eric Dolphy
We Diddit
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We Diddit
John Coltrane
Every Time We Say Goodbye
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Every Time We Say Goodbye
Eric Dolphy
Mrs Parker of KC (Bird's Mother)
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Mrs Parker of KC (Bird's Mother)
Charles Mingus
Parkeriana (Dedicated to a Genius)
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Parkeriana (Dedicated to a Genius)
Don Ellis, David Baker, George Russell, Eric Dolphy, Steve Swallow & Joe Hunt
Round Midnight
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Round Midnight
Eric Dolphy
Epistrophy
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Epistrophy
Eric Dolphy
Something Sweet Something Tender
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Something Sweet Something Tender
Eric Dolphy
You Don't Know What Love Is
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You Don't Know What Love Is
Fourth Page
The Air In Between
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The Air In Between
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