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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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  • Avatar for AnaalForsage
    Out to Lunch is probably my favorite jazz album of all time. I still need to look more into his other releases though
  • Avatar for GoatUser
    Not free, but freer than most free jazz.
  • Avatar for fdash
    @pteronophobic - his live at the five spot disc is quite intense too, mal waldron and booker little complement him perfectly.
  • Avatar for pteronophobic
    I love his live performances with Mingus and Trane. Then again, I don't think I've ever heard him play badly live.
  • Avatar for tumultodevozes
    @eriqk Who? Where?
  • Avatar for BatooqSupersoul
    @Obywatel Nope
  • Avatar for eriqk
    people tend to think that avant garde jazz = spiritual jazz
  • Avatar for PhnomPencil
    pretty much the exact opposite, in the case of dolphy [2]
  • Avatar for PhnomPencil
    "Not avant-garde" my ass.
  • Avatar for Obywatel
    not avant-garde? have you heard "other aspects"?

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