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, bass clarinetist and flautist. On a few occasions, he also played the clarinet and piccolo. Dolphy was one of several multi-instrumentalists to gain prominence around the time that he was active. His use of the bass clarinet helped to establish the instrument within jazz. Dolphy 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 such as Béla Bartók and Igor Stravinsky.

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Eric Dolphy
Gazzelloni
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Come Sunday
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Come Sunday
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God Bless The Child (Live)
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God Bless The Child (Live)
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Ode To Charlie Parker
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Ode To Charlie Parker
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Iron Man
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Iron Man
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Jitterbug Waltz
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Jitterbug Waltz
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Miss Toni
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Miss Toni
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Love Me
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Love Me
Eric Dolphy
A Personal Statement
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A Personal Statement
Mal Waldron
Warm Canto
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Warm Canto
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Lover
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Lover
Eric Dolphy
Left Alone
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Left Alone
Eric Dolphy
Hat and Beard
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Hat and Beard
Eric Dolphy
Out There
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Out There
Eric Dolphy
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
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
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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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Honesty
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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
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