Like his mentor and frequent playing companion John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy continues to inspire musicians and influence the course of jazz well into the third decade following his death. A master of the woodwind family, Dolphy is heard in this first volume of music from a 1961 concert in Copenhagen on two of its most demanding instruments, flute and bass clarinet. On the latter, he gives a virtuoso unaccompanied performance of "God Bless the Child" and an exhilarating romp through the "I Got Rhythm" changes of "Oleo." With bassist Chuck Israels, Dolphy the incredible flutist creates complex variations on Randy Weston's "Hi-Fly." The other music from the concert can be heard on Volumes 2 (OJCCD-414-2) and 3 (OJCCD-416-2).
with Bent Axen, Erik Moseholm, Chuck Israels, Jorn Elniff