- Number of Discs: 2
- Released: July 4, 2005
- Label: Gambit Spain
Tracks on Disc 1:
- 1.What Is This Thing Called Love
- 4.52nd Street Theme
- 5.Bag's Groove
Tracks on Disc 2:
- 1.Out of Nowhere
- 2.I'll Remember April
- 3.52nd Street Theme
- 4.When Lights Are Low
COMPLETE UPPSALA CONCERT features nine energetic live tracks from an Eric Dolphy 1961 concert in Sweden.
Personnel: Eric Dolphy (flute, bass clarinet, alto saxophone); Rony Johansson (piano); Rune Carlsson (drums).
Recording information: Uppsala, Sweden (09/04/1961).
Authors: Charles Mingus; Don Heckman.
This two-CD set features the remarkable Eric Dolphy (tripling on alto, bass clarinet, and flute) during a concert in Sweden. Accompanied by an obscure but talented rhythm section (pianist Rony Johansson, bassist Kurt Lindgren, and drummer Rune Carlsson), Dolphy really stretches out on five of the seven numbers, particularly during a 2O and-a-half minute version of his blues "245." Other highlights include "Laura" (featuring Dolphy unaccompanied on alto), "Bag's Groove" (his only recording of that piece), and "I'll Remember April." With the exception of "245," all of the songs are bop standards, but Eric Dolphy's improvisations are typically unpredictable and adventurous. The recording quality is decent, making this a good set to get after acquiring Dolphy's better-known sessions. ~ Scott Yanow