The Jazz Show Episode June 20, 2011

Broadcast on 20-Jun-2011

9:00pm - 12:00am

The album "Out To Lunch!" was recorded on February 25,1964 and was Eric Dolphy's final statement recorded domestically. It was his musical vision with the people he wanted to work with. Eric died at 34 just a few months after this date in Berlin on June 29, 1964 as a result of diabetes. His collegues here are Freddie Hubbard on trumpet, Bobby Hutcherson on vibes, Richard Davis on bass and a young genius on the drums, Anthony (Tony) Williams. All of the compositions are Dolphy's and he is presented on all of his main instruments, the alto saxophone, the bass clarinet and the flute. This now classic recording is a challanging listen but worth the effort. It sadly marked the beginning of a new creative cycle for Eric Allen Dolphy so in a way it is a beginning and and end to this amazing musician. Today would have been his 83rd birthday as he was born in Los Angeles on June 20, 1928, the only child of hard-working West Indian immigrant parents. Enjoy "Out To Lunch!"

Track Listing:

Orange Was The Color
Charles Mingus · Mingus at Monteray
Meditations on Integration
Boo Woo
Harry James · Harry James with the
Woo Woo
Boogie Woogie Trio
The Longest Day
Norma Winstone · Edmonton Jazz City
Lester Left Town
Art Blakey · Live at Birdland
The Midget
Hat And Beard
Eric Dolphy · Out To Lunch!
Something Sweet,
Something Tender
Out To Lunch
Straight Up And Down