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  • Audio CD (21 Jun. 2004)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Lonehill Jazz
  • ASIN: B0001YNKHK
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By lexo1941 on 25 April 2006
Format: Audio CD
Eric Dolphy was one of the most adventurous jazzmen of the Coltrane generation; he had an utterly unmistakable sound (particularly on the unlikely bass clarinet) and wrote some wonderful, spiky compositions with a distinct Monk influence, but as if Monk had been a reed player (if that makes any sense). I first heard of him when reading an interview with guitarist Marc Ribot, who was then playing in Tom Waits' late-80s band; he cited Dolphy as an influence on the bizarre intervallic leaps he used to make in his solos, and liking the sound of that, I tracked down a budget cassette called 'Music Matador' that contained half the tracks on this album. Now, that album (plus another one, usually released as 'Iron Man') have been put together on this one CD.

'Music Matador' itself is not a Dolphy composition, but a glorious and witty blend of jazz and mariachi music, with some fantastic clarinet from Dolphy that takes Basin St into the 21st century. There's a light, skipping version of Fats Waller's 'Jitterbug Waltz'; 'Alone Together' is a fantastically subtle duet between Dolphy and Richard Davis, while elsewhere, tunes like 'Mandrake' and 'Iron Man' are fierce blowouts that couldn't be more sonically unlike the more light-hearted tracks.

Very few musicians have had as wide a range as Dolphy, and you can hear it all on this CD. His early death was a tragedy, but his recorded legacy is still an inspiration. You couldn't put this CD as chillout music; he'll lull you into a dream, then blast your ears out with some full-on skronk. No wonder that Frank Zappa dedicated a tune to him ('The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue', if you're curious.)
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jazzrook TOP 500 REVIEWER on 7 Dec. 2012
Format: Audio CD
This CD combines two Eric Dolphy albums, 'Iron Man' & 'Conversations', which were produced by Alan Douglas and recorded in New York over five nights during June/July, 1963.
Collective personnel is Eric Dolphy(alto sax, bass clarinet & flute); Woody Shaw(trumpet); Clifford Jordan(soprano sax); Sonny Simmons(alto sax); Prince Lasha(flute); Bobby Hutcherson(vibes); Richard Davis, Eddie Kahn(bass); Charles Moffett, J.C.Moses(drums).
The nine memorable tracks have varying line-ups and include three Dolphy originals and one by Lasha/Simmons.
'Alone Together', 'Come Sunday' & 'Ode To C.P.' are fascinating duets with bassist Richard Davis while 'Love Me' features Dolphy playing unaccompanied alto solo. Other highlights include Fats Waller's 'Jitterbug Waltz' and Lasha/Simmons 'Music Matador'.
This varied and overlooked CD contains 74 minutes of passionate and adventurous modern jazz that serves as an ideal introduction to the multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy(1928-1964).
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The music on this CD was recorded in 1963 (Dolphy died as an undiagnosed diabetic a year later while on tour in West Germany). Dolphy's music was never "a walk in the park" and despite having listened to him for more than fifty years and being an admirer, I find much of his music remains difficult. I find "Ironman" and "Mandrake" both extremely challenging, where I find other tracks engaging and enthralling. The versions of "Jitterbug Waltz", "Alone Together", "Come Sunday" are masterpieces.
Like any art form, the "best" requires input from the "observer" as well as the "performer" whether it be literature, visual art, stage art or music. If one is prepared to listen to Dolphy with an open and receptive mind his outstanding ability as a musician shines through. For the novice, I don't think this album should be the first; try "At The Five Spot", "Out To Lunch" or Oliver Nelson's "Blues And The Abstract Truth" then come back to this.
On this album he is supported by many strong musicians including Bobby Hutcherson (vibes), Woody Shaw (tpt), Richard Davis, Eddie Khan (both bass) and JC Moses amongst others.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Dolphy, a sure candidate for musical sainthood 9 Dec. 2005
By Dylan Groves - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
In a musical genre laden with tragedies, I've always found Eric Dolphy's to be the most affecting. Here was a musician so proficient, so captivating, so fearless -- and yet, all one ever hears from the survivors around him is how kind and generous the man was. And then, to be felled by undiagnosed diabetes -- just awful.

As far as I'm concerned, just about everything in the man's discography is essential, including the disc in question. There may be other, "more essential" albums ("Out to Lunch", "Out There", Mal Waldron's "The Quest", "Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus" to name a few) but there's no question that this collection is a major work from a major artist. Every note is so *alive*. Listen to "Music Matador". Eric injects such passion, such anguish into the deluge of otherwise familiar calypso notes that I can't help but twitch in sympathy. Or "Alone Together", an epic bass/bass clarinet duel performed with the help of the great Richard Davis -- this piece is so deeply involving and intense it almost caused me to rear-end a fellow in front of me.

Perhaps best of all is another in the string of the man's brilliant solo alto efforts, "Love Me", which closes the disc, but there's really not a dull moment in the entire hour and fifteen minutes. Such notes, such passion. There'll never be another.
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