Analogue Productions - CPRJ 8252 SA - Hybrid SACD Stereo - 753088825262
Mastered By Kevin Gray at AcousTech Mastering
Limited Edition - Hybrid SACD Plays On ALL CD Players
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 mastered from the original analog master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray.
Originally released in 1960, Out There was the second album for Eric Dolphy after his time with Charles Mingus. The album features four Dolphy originals, one of which is a collaborative effort with Mingus. The album also contains three covers, "Eclipse" by Mingus, "Sketch of Melba" by Randy Weston and "Feathers" by Hale Smith.
In 1960, the free jazz pioneered by Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, Horace Tapscott and a very few others was rejected by many musicians and most listeners. For the visionary saxophonist, clarinetist and flutist Eric Dolphy, it was simply new music fed by the mainstream, a logical extension of the jazz tradition. In Far Cry without leaving form behind, he incorporated the spirit of adventure and abandon with which free jazz at its best infused freshness into jazz. Recording with a pianoless quartet that used Ron Carter’s cello as the other melody instrument, Dolphy worked from chord patterns developed within structures that depart from ordinary 32-bar jazz and popular song forms. He used 30-bar, 35-bar and 18-bar structures, but he also observed standard practice with 12-bar blues, “Serene.” Dolphy’s speech-like improvisations and Carter’s bowed or plucked cello solos soar over the impeccable and responsive accompaniments of bassist George Duvivier and drummer Roy Haynes.
1. Out There
3. The Baron
5. 17 West
6. Sketch of Melba