Eric Dolphy

Born 20 June 1928. Died 29 June 1964
Eric Dolphy
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1928-06-20
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Eric Dolphy

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 emulate the sounds of human voices and animals. 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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On Green Dolphin Street
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On Green Dolphin Street
Eric Dolphy
Gazzelloni
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Gazzelloni
Eric Dolphy
Out To Lunch
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Out To Lunch
Eric Dolphy
Hat And Beard
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Hat And Beard
Eric Dolphy
Jitterbug Waltz
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Jitterbug Waltz
Eric Dolphy
Miss Toni
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Miss Toni
Eric Dolphy
Out There
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Out There
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

Screamin' The Blues

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Oliver Nelson Sexet
Richard Williams
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Hypochristmutreefuzz
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Hypochristmutreefuzz
Eric Dolphy
Come Sunday
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Come Sunday
Eric Dolphy
April Fool
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April Fool
Eric Dolphy
Hat And Beard Live At The Five Spot
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Hat And Beard Live At The Five Spot
Eric Dolphy
Hat and Beard
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Hat and Beard
Ed Blackwell
Free Jazz
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Free Jazz
Eric Dolphy
God bless the child
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God bless the child

God bless the child

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Eric Dolphy
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Honesty
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Honesty

Honesty

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Steve Swallow
Joe Hunt
Ezz-Thethics
Don Ellis
Dave Baker
George Russell
Nardis
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Nardis
Mal Waldron
We Diddit
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We Diddit
Charles Mingus
Fables Of Faubus
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Fables Of Faubus
John Coltrane
Every Time We Say Goodbye
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Every Time We Say Goodbye
Eric Dolphy
17 West
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17 West
Eric Dolphy
The Baron
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The Baron
Eric Dolphy
Eclipse
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Eclipse
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

Round Midnight

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Don Ellis, David Baker, George Russell, Eric Dolphy, Steve Swallow & Joe Hunt
Eric Dolphy
Hat and Beard
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Hat and Beard
Eric Dolphy
Springtime
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Springtime
Eric Dolphy
Epistrophy
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Epistrophy
Eric Dolphy
Serene
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Serene
Eric Dolphy
Love Me
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Love Me
Eric Dolphy
Tenderly
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Tenderly
Eric Dolphy
Miss Ann
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Miss Ann
Eric Dolphy
Glad To Be Unhappy
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Glad To Be Unhappy
Eric Dolphy
Miss Toni
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Miss Toni
Eric Dolphy
Something Sweet Something Tender
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Something Sweet Something Tender
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