Personnel: Eric Dolphy (flute, bass clarinet, alto saxophone); Ron Carter (cello); Freddie Hubbard, Booker Little (trumpet); Jaki Byard, Mal Waldron, Bent Axen (piano); Erik Moseholm, George Duvivier, George Tucker, Richard Davis (bass instrument); Ed Blackwell, Roy Haynes (drums).
Prestige Profiles, Vol. 5 contains previously released tracks taken from alto saxophonist and bass clarinetist Eric Dolphy's short stint with the label in the early '60s. The ten tracks, aimed at the casual listener, include the Dolphy-penned classics "G.W.," "Miss Ann," "Far Cry," and "Serene." With Dolphy backed by an extraordinary roster of jazz musicians including Freddie Hubbard, Jaki Byard, Booker Little, Ron Carter, Mal Waldron, and Roy Haynes, this is an excellent mid-line sampler for the novice. For a limited time, the first ten volumes in this series include a free bonus compilation CD of Prestige artists. ~ Al Campbell