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Eric Allan Dolphy (June 20, 1928 – June 29, 1964) was a musician who played , and and was educated at Los Angeles City College. Dolphy was the first important bass clarinet soloist in jazz, and one of the first viable flute soloists in jazz. On early recordings, he occasionally played traditional B-flat clarinet. His unique and individual style utilized wide intervals, speech-like effects and exotic scales.

Classical music played a large role in Dolphy's early… read more

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  • I love his live performances with Mingus and Trane. Then again, I don't think I've ever heard him play badly live.
  • @eriqk Who? Where?
  • @Obywatel Nope
  • people tend to think that avant garde jazz = spiritual jazz
  • pretty much the exact opposite, in the case of dolphy [2]
  • "Not avant-garde" my ass.
  • not avant-garde? have you heard "other aspects"?
  • Not avant-garde, just free [2]
  • Undoubtedly perfect. His works are adorable and even splendid.

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