Memorial Album - Recorded Live At The Five Spot

Eric Dolphy & Booker Little

Memorial Album Recorded Live At The Five Spot
  • CAT # OJCCD-353-2

    1. Number Eight (Potsa Lotsa) 15:34
    2. Booker's Waltz 14:36

Linked as two of the young musicians who had achieved much but promised so much more before their untimely deaths, Dolphy (died 1964 at age 36) and Little (died 1961 at age 23) are forever united in the recordings made during a two-week gig at the Five Spot in July of '61, three months before Booker's passing.
Against the all-star rhythm section of Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, and Ed Blackwell, the innovative, ground-breaking horns explore two Dolphy originals: the minor cast "Number Eight" and the fast-lilting "Booker's Waltz." The latter has Dolphy switching from alto sax to bass clarinet. Blackwell is heard to advantage in a long solo on "Number Eight," and in exchanges with the horns on "Booker's Waltz."

with Mal Waldron, Richard Davis, Ed Blackwell

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