Firmly rooted in the jazz tradition, Eric Dolphy had established himself as one of the leaders of the free jazz movement when he died in 1964 at the age of 36. His love of the traditional and the free were blended in these performances recorded with Danish musicians in Copenhagen in 1961. Always an impressive flutist, Dolphy is notably fluid and imaginative in "Don't Blame Me." (A second take of the piece is included here, bringing the entire Copenhagen concert together in OJCCDs 413-2, 414-2, and 416-2, vols. 1, 2, and 3). As an alto saxophonist, Dolphy represented a very personal updating of Charlie Parker's style, and he can be heard in the tag of "The Way You Look Tonight" paying tribute to Parker and the bop heritage.