Analogue Productions - APRJ 8270 - 200 Gram Virgin Vinyl - New Jazz NJ 8270
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Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions — 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All cut at 33rpm 200 gram & Hybrid SACD
Saxophonist and flutist Eric Dolphy and trumpeter Booker Little made a handful of recordings from 1960-1961, shortly before Little's own premature death. The first of those sessions is collected on 1960's Far Cry, which in addition to the dream pairing of Dolphy and Little, features Jaki Byard (piano), Ron Carter (bass) and Roy Haynes (drums).
Charlie Parker's influence is distinctly felt throughout the proceedings from conclusive cuts like "Mrs. Parker of K.C. (Bird's Mother)" and "Ode To Charlie Parker" to the restless spirit that permeates the material and particularly Dolphy's peformances. Also includes both the debut of Dolphy's "Miss Ann" and his first recorded solo alto sax performance on "Tenderly."
In Far Cry without leaving form behind, Dolphy incorporated the spirit of adventure and abandon with which free jazz at its best infused freshness into jazz.
"On this session Dolphy is joined by two like-minded weirdos in Little and Byard, as well as an able rhythm section in Carter and Haynes... Everything that we’ve come to love about Dolphy is on display here, from the unorthodox instruments to the stuttering, belligerent solos that seem to go from New York to LA by way of Saturn... Like Dolphy, Little was another prodigy who died early in his career; his smoothly wandering lines provide a sharp contrast to Dolphy’s prickly approach. Byard, of course, has an affection for all styles of piano playing and often welds them into the same passage, a technique he would really perfect in the company of Roland Kirk. At the time, this was forward thinking music that even today has a whiff of the avant-garde." - David Rickert, www.allaboutjazz.com,
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Eric Dolphy, alto sax, bass clarinet, flute
Booker Little, trumpet
Jaki Byard, piano
Ron Carter, bass
Roy Haynes, drums
1. Mrs. Parker of K.C.
2. Ode to Charlie Parker
3. Far Cry
1. Miss Ann
2. Left Alone
4. It's Magic
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