Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Eric Dolphy

Like listening to Louis Armstrong... you hang on every note. Hat tip to Ben Ratliff for bringing this performance to my attention. After a spirited post-stride solo by Jaki Byard, Dolphy steps in around 4:30 and deconstructs Strayhorn for the next four and a half minutes. The dude was visiting from some other planet and did not stay here for very long.

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