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Album Review

Prestige Profiles, Vol. 5 contains previously released tracks taken from alto saxophonist and bass clarinetist Eric Dolphy's short stint with the label in the early '60s. The ten tracks, aimed at the casual listener, include the Dolphy-penned classics "G.W.," "Miss Ann," "Far Cry," and "Serene." With Dolphy backed by an extraordinary roster of jazz musicians including Freddie Hubbard, Jaki Byard, Booker Little, Ron Carter, Mal Waldron, and Roy Haynes, this is an excellent mid-line sampler for the novice. For a limited time, the first ten volumes in this series include a free bonus compilation CD of Prestige artists.

Biography

Born: 20 June 1928 in Los Angeles, CA

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '50s, '60s

Eric Dolphy was a true original with his own distinctive styles on alto, flute, and bass clarinet. His music fell into the "avant-garde" category yet he did not discard chordal improvisation altogether (although the relationship of his notes to the chords was often pretty abstract). While most of the other "free jazz" players sounded very serious in their playing, Dolphy's solos often came across as ecstatic and exuberant. His improvisations utilized very wide intervals, a variety of nonmusical speechlike...
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