Eric Dolphy Stockholm Sessions [2007 Reissue]
- Released: October 21, 2007
- Originally Released: 2008
- Label: Enja
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Personnel: Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet); Indrees Sulieman (trumpet); Knud Jorgensen, Rune Owferman (piano); Jimmy Woode (bass); Sture Kallin (drums).
Recorded in 1961.
Personnel: Eric Dolphy (flute, bass clarinet, alto saxophone); Idrees Sulieman (trumpet); Knud Jorgensen, Rune ™fwerman (piano); Jimmy Woode (bass instrument, upright bass); Steve Kallin (drums).
Recording information: 09/25/1961-11/19/1961.
In the development of jazz's avant-garde movement, the late Eric Dolphy remains a pivotal figure. While he expanded the range and possibilities of the alto saxophone and bass clarinet--his technique drew upon vocalized sounds from both those instruments--Dolphy remained grounded in the bebop movement. Simply put, he clung to the swinging theme-solos-theme structure while his innovative, soaring solos embraced freedom. STOCKHOLM SESSIONS is taken from a Swedish television program on which Dolphy and his quintet performed in 1961, and captures Dolphy at his peak. His solos on alto sax and bass clarinet are unfettered, passionate, and hearty, and his flute is possessed of beautiful classical refinement. The band also features some crackling trumpet from Idrees Sulieman and sharp playing from a pair of Scandinavian pianists.
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