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Eric Dolphy had left his native California and come East as part of Chico Hamilton's group, settling in New York in 1960 and becoming part of Charles Mingus's group. This first recording as a leader brought comparisons with Ornette Coleman, but the two were really parallel figures in the then-emerging avant-garde style. Dolphy did not eschew "changes," as Coleman did, but he used them in new ways.
This LP was significant not only for his alto saxophone but introduced his individual approach to the flute and, particularly, the bass clarinet.
Dolphy had left his native California and come east as part of Chico Hamilton’s group, settling in New York in 1960 and becoming part of Charles Mingus’ group. This first recording as a leader brought comparisons with Ornette Coleman but the two were really parallel figures in the then-emerging avant-garde. Dolphy did not eschew “changes,” as Coleman did, but he used them in new ways. This LP was significant not only for his alto saxophone but introduced his individual approach to the flute and, particularly, the bass clarinet.
Eric Dolphy has sometimes been described as an iconoclast, but in Outward Bound, he was not overturning his idol, Charlie Parker; he was building on Bird’s legacy. So deep was Dolphy’s musicianship, so free his imagination, that he enchanted trailblazers like John Coltrane and Charles Mingus. Partnering in this collection with the brilliant trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and a stunning rhythm section, Dolphy is at a peak of energy and creativity on alto saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute. He and Hubbard work with empathy reminiscent of the young Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Pianist Jaki Byard, bassist George Tucker, and drummer Roy Haynes were ideal accompanists and co-conspirators in this widely influential work.
Eric Dolphy, alto-sax, bass-clarinet, flute
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
Jaki Byard, piano
George Tucker, bass
Roy Haynes, drums
Eric Dolphy Outward Bound
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