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Eric Dolphy

as, fl, 1928-1964 US, Los Angeles
Musician / Composer of Jazz
A.k.a. Eric Allan Dolphy George Lane

American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. Born June 20, 1928 in Los Angeles, California, USA Died June 29, 1964 in Berlin, Germany Dolphy was credited to pioneering the use of the Bass Clarinet as a solo improvising instrument and much of his best work was in the company of John Coltrane and Charles Mingus. His death was tragic however, unable to finish some work in America and anxious to prove himself before his forthcoming marriage, he travelled to Europe 'single' but soon died of undiagnosed diabetes in Berlin.

  • Alto sax
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
  • Jazz
  • Latin
  • Classical
Popular Tracks   
Hat And Beard on Out To Lunch by Eric Dolphy
Something Sweet, Something Tender - Rudy Van Gelder 24-Bit Digital Remaster/1998 on Out To Lunch by Eric Dolphy
Gazzelloni - Rudy Van Gelder 24-Bit Digital Remaster/1998 on Out To Lunch by Eric Dolphy
Out To Lunch - Remastered 1998 on Out To Lunch by Eric Dolphy
Curtsy on Looking Ahead by Ken McIntyre & Eric Dolphy
Something Sweet, Something Tender - Live At The University Of Illinois/1963 on The Illinois Concert by Eric Dolphy
Straight Up And Down - Rudy Van Gelder 24-Bit Digital Remaster/1998 on Out To Lunch by Eric Dolphy
So Long Eric on Cornell 1964 by Charles Mingus & Eric Dolphy
Sketch Of Melba on Out There by Eric Dolphy
God Bless The Child - Live At The University Of Illinois/1963 on The Illinois Concert by Eric Dolphy

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Live In Paris, 1964Eric Dolphy2015Album
So Many Things The European Tour 1961John Coltrane Quintet Featuring Eric Dolphy2015Compil.
Four Classic AlbumsEric Dolphy2014Compil.
Stone Blues / Looking Ahead / Honi Gordon SingsKen McIntyre Featuring Eric Dolphy, Walter Bishop, Jr. & Jaki Byard2014Compil.
12 Classic Albums 1959-1962Eric Dolphy2014Compil.
MusesEric Dolphy2013Album
Seven Classic AlbumsEric Dolphy2013Compil.
Last DateEric Dolphy2013Single
His Prestige/New Jazz AlbumsEric Dolphy2012Album
It's Magic!Eric Dolphy2012Compil.
Where? + The QuestEric Dolphy2012Compil.
Three Classic AlbumsEric Dolphy2011Compil.
Out There + Looking AheadEric Dolphy2011Compil.
Out ThereEric Dolphy2011Compil.
The Unissued German ConcertsJohn Coltrane Quintet With Eric Dolphy2010Album
The Complete Last Recordings · In Hilversum & Paris 1964Eric Dolphy2010Compil.
The Complete Copenhagen ConcertJohn Coltrane Quintet Featuring Eric Dolphy2009Album
The Complete Latin Jazz SidesEric Dolphy2009Compil.
The Complete 1962 Birdland BroadcastsJohn Coltrane Quintet With Eric Dolphy2009Album
The 1961 Helsinki ConcertJohn Coltrane Quintet Featuring Eric Dolphy2007Album
Cornell 1964Charles Mingus Sextet With Eric Dolphy2007Album
In Europe 1961-1964Eric Dolphy2006Album
Eric DolphyEric Dolphy2005Compil.
Prestige ProfilesEric Dolphy2005Compil.
In EuropeJohn Coltrane Quintet W/ Eric Dolphy + Lennie Tristano2005Album
Together: Recorded Live At Dolphy's Home, Los Angeles 1954Clifford Brown + Eric Dolphy2005Album
75th Birthday CelebrationEric Dolphy2003Compil.
Quiet PleaseEric Dolphy2002Compil.
Uppsala Concert Vol. 1Eric Dolphy2001Album
Uppsala Concert Vol. 2Eric Dolphy2001Album
The Original Ellington SuiteThe Chico Hamilton Quintet With Eric Dolphy2000Album
The Illinois ConcertEric Dolphy1999Album
The Complete Last RecordingsEric Dolphy1999Compil.
Original Jazz Classics CollectionEric Dolphy1997Compil.
Music MatadorEric Dolphy / Clifford Jordan / Prince Lasha / Sonny Simmons1997Compil.
Hot & Cool LatinEric Dolphy1996Compil.
The Complete Prestige RecordingsEric Dolphy1995Compil.
1958-1961Eric Dolphy1995Compil.
Music MatadorEric Dolphy1993Compil.
The Complete Uppsala ConcertEric Dolphy1993Compil.
Eric DolphyEric Dolphy1992Compil.
Stormy WeatherEric Dolphy1991Compil.
NaimaEric Dolphy1991Album
SereneEric Dolphy1991Compil.
The EssentialEric Dolphy1991Compil.
Eric DolphyEric Dolphy1991Compil.
The Complete Paris ConcertsJohn Coltrane Quintet Featuring Eric Dolphy1991Album
Berlin ConcertsEric Dolphy1990Album
Five Spot Cafe, New York City, July 16, 1961Eric Dolphy1990Compil.
Избранные Записи 1960-1961 Г.Eric Dolphy1990Compil.
Eric DolphyEric Dolphy1989Compil.
Live In Oslo 1964Charles Mingus Featuring Eric Dolphy1989Album
Live At BirdlandJohn Coltrane Featuring Eric Dolphy1989Album
Candid DolphyEric Dolphy1989Album
Remembered Live At Sweet Basil Vol. II - Fire WaltzEric Dolphy & Booker Little1988Album
1964, "Fables Of Faubus" Vol. 2Charles Mingus Sextet1988Album
Unrealized TapesEric Dolphy1988Album
European ImpressionsJohn Coltrane • Eric Dolphy1988Album
In Europe - Volume 2The John Coltrane Quartet With Eric Dolphy1988Album
Live In Paris 1961John Coltrane Quintet Featuring Eric Dolphy1987Album
NaimaEric Dolphy1987Album
Other AspectsEric Dolphy1987Album
Vintage DolphyEric Dolphy1986Album
The EssentialEric Dolphy1986Compil.
"Live" 1961Eric Dolphy1984Compil.
Dash OneEric Dolphy1982Compil.
Mingus In Europe Volume IIThe Charles Mingus Quintet Featuring Eric Dolphy1981Album
Stockholm SessionsEric Dolphy, Bellaphon1981Album
FavoritesJohn Coltrane / Eric Dolphy1980Album
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 16Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy1980Compil.
PortraitCharles Mingus With Eric Dolphy And Jaki Byard1980Compil.
V.I.P. Jazz 28 Eric DolphyEric Dolphy, Bellaphon1980Album
Fire WaltzEric Dolphy1978Compil.
StatusEric Dolphy1977Compil.
Black California (The Savoy Sessions)Sonny Criss, Slim Gaillard, Roy Porter Big Band With Eric Dolphy, Helen Humes, Harold Land, Hampton Hawes, Art Pepper1976Compil.
ImagesOliver Nelson Featuring Eric Dolphy1976Compil.
Jitterbug WaltzEric Dolphy1976Compil.
MagicEric Dolphy / Ron Carter1975Compil.
MagicEric Dolphy / Ron Carter1975Compil.
Playing: Epistrophy, June 1, 1964 In Eindhoven, HollandEric Dolphy1974Album
The Great Concert Of Eric DolphyEric Dolphy1974Compil.
Copenhagen ConcertEric Dolphy1973Compil.
Eric DolphyEric Dolphy1972Compil.
1 2 3 4 5 6extetThe George Russell Sextet Featuring Don Ellis & Eric Dolphy1969Compil.
Iron ManEric Dolphy1968Album
Here And ThereEric Dolphy1966Album
In Europe, Vol. 2Eric Dolphy1965Album
In Europe / Volume 3.Eric Dolphy1965Album
Out To Lunch!Eric Dolphy1964Album
Last DateEric Dolphy1964Album
The Eric Dolphy Memorial AlbumEric Dolphy1964Album
Memorial Album Recorded Live At The Five SpotEric Dolphy & Booker Little1964Album
At The Five Spot Volume 2Eric Dolphy1964Album
In Europe, Vol. 1Eric Dolphy1964Album
The QuestMal Waldron With Eric Dolphy And Booker Ervin1962Album
Far CryEric Dolphy With Booker Little1962Album
In EuropeEric Dolphy1962Album
The QuestMal Waldron With Eric Dolphy And Booker Ervin1962Album
The Blues And The Abstract TruthBill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers / Freddie Hubbard1961Album
Eric DolphyEric Dolphy Guest Artist Cannonball Adderley1961Compil.
Out ThereEric Dolphy1961Album
At The Five Spot, Volume 1.Eric Dolphy1961Album
Where?Ron Carter With Eric Dolphy, Mal Waldron1961Album
Memorial Album Recorded Live At The Five SpotEric Dolphy & Booker Little1961Album
Straight AheadOliver Nelson With Eric Dolphy1961Album
Newport RebelsCharles Mingus, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Roy Eldridge, Jo Jones1960Album
UntitledEric Dolphy, Ron Carter1960Album
Screamin' The BluesThe Oliver Nelson Sextet Featuring: Eric Dolphy / Richard Williams1960Album
CaribéLatin Jazz Quintet + Eric Dolphy1960Album
Looking AheadKen McIntyre With Eric Dolphy1960Album
Charles Mingus Live With Eric DolphyCharles Mingus With Eric DolphyAlbum
Quintet U.S.A.Eric DolphyAlbum
3 Dolphy Group'sEric DolphyAlbum
The Many Faces Of Jazz Vol. 13Eric DolphyCompil.
Blue Train / Out To LunchJohn Coltrane / Eric DolphyCompil.
Newport Jazz 1958-59Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Gerry Mulligan, Lee KonitzCompil.
Two Giants Together - Rare Live Performance 1962John Coltrane / Eric DolphyAlbum
1964, "Parkeriana" Vol. 3Charles Mingus SextetAlbum
Alone TogetherEric DolphyCompil.
1964, "Hope So Eric" Vol. 1Charles Mingus SextetAlbum
Hall Of FameEric DolphyCompil.
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