FIVE SPOT café 5 Cooper Square




Eric Dolphy – bass clarinet, flute, alto saxophone
Misha Mengelberg – piano
Jacques Schols – double bass
Han Bennink – drums





Eric Dolphy – Out To Lunch

Four months after the recording of Out To Lunch, Eric Dolphy passed away. All compositions are by himself – the record is now fifty years old – and it is one of the high points in the 1960s avant garde jazz. It is also a Blue Note record – one of the most challenging in the catalog. Dolphy reaches his creative peak –  a brilliant album which needs a very open-minded listening. I really feel into it – on this cold but clear Saturday morning!

eric dolphy out to lunch
Track Listing: Hat And Beard; Something Sweet, Something Tender; Gazzelloni; Out To Lunch; Straight Up And Down.

Personnel: Eric Dolphy: alto sax, flute, bass clarinet; Freddie Hubbard: trumpet; Bobby Hutcherson: vibes; Richard Davis: bass; Tony Williams: drums.

Eric Dolphy: Alone Together

Eric Dolphy was gone too soon, still, he was able to leave his mark, and Alone Together got his rendition!

Eric Dolphy – bass clarinet
Richard Davis – bass

Body and Soul: Charles Mingus and the Newport Rebels

The year is 1960 – the band the so-called the Newport Rebels, promenades along the tune ever so sweetly.
Personnel: Roy Eldridge (trumpet), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Eric Dolphy (alto sax), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Philly Jo Jones (drums)