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Eric Dolphy

as, fl, bcl, 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.

        
Instruments
  • Alto sax
  • Flute
  • Clarinet
Genres
  • Jazz
  • Soundtrack
  • Latin
Popular Tracks   
Hat And Beard on Out To Lunch by Eric Dolphy
Something Sweet, Something Tender - Remastered 1998/Rudy Van Gelder Edition on Out To Lunch by Eric Dolphy
Out There on Out There by Eric Dolphy
Gazzelloni - Remastered 1998/Rudy Van Gelder Edition on Out To Lunch by Eric Dolphy
Out To Lunch - Remastered 1998/Rudy Van Gelder Edition on Out To Lunch by Eric Dolphy
So Long Eric on Cornell 1964 by Charles Mingus & Eric Dolphy
Straight Up And Down - Remastered 1998/Rudy Van Gelder Edition on Out To Lunch by Eric Dolphy
Serene on Out There by Eric Dolphy
Fire Waltz - Live on The Quest by Mal Waldron
Sketch Of Melba on Out There by Eric Dolphy

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Band Members
Discography



Title Artist Year Type
Musical Prophet (The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions)Eric Dolphy2018Album
So Many Things The European Tour 1961John Coltrane Quintet Featuring Eric Dolphy2015Compil.
Live In Paris, 1964Eric Dolphy2015Compil.
12 Classic Albums 1959-1962Eric Dolphy2014Compil.
Stone Blues / Looking Ahead / Honi Gordon SingsKen McIntyre Featuring Eric Dolphy, Walter Bishop, Jr. & Jaki Byard2014Compil.
Four Classic AlbumsEric Dolphy2014Compil.
Last DateEric Dolphy2013Single
MusesEric Dolphy2013Album
Seven Classic AlbumsEric Dolphy2013Compil.
It's Magic!Eric Dolphy2012Compil.
TimespanEric Dolphy2012Compil.
Where? + The QuestEric Dolphy With Mal Waldron & Ron Carter2012Compil.
His Prestige / New Jazz AlbumsEric Dolphy2012Compil.
Three Classic AlbumsEric Dolphy2011Compil.
Out There + Looking AheadEric Dolphy2011Compil.
Out ThereEric Dolphy2011Compil.
The Complete Last Recordings · In Hilversum & Paris 1964Eric Dolphy2010Compil.
The Unissued German ConcertsJohn Coltrane Quintet With Eric Dolphy2010Album
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
At The Five SpotEric Dolphy2008Compil.
The 1961 Helsinki ConcertJohn Coltrane Quintet Featuring Eric Dolphy2007Album
Cornell 1964Charles Mingus Sextet With Eric Dolphy2007Album
Stockholm 1964 . Antibes 1960Eric Dolphy With Charles Mingus Sextet2007Album
In Europe 1961-1964Eric Dolphy2006Album
Together: Recorded Live At Dolphy's Home, Los Angeles 1954Clifford Brown + Eric Dolphy2005Album
Eric DolphyEric Dolphy Guest Artist Cannonball Adderley2005Compil.
Eric DolphyEric Dolphy2005Compil.
Prestige ProfilesEric Dolphy2005Compil.
In EuropeJohn Coltrane Quintet W/ Eric Dolphy + Lennie Tristano2005Album
75th Birthday CelebrationEric Dolphy2003Compil.
Quiet PleaseEric Dolphy2002Compil.
The Original Ellington SuiteThe Chico Hamilton Quintet With Eric Dolphy2000Album
The Complete Last RecordingsEric Dolphy1999Compil.
The Illinois ConcertEric Dolphy1999Album
Original Jazz Classics CollectionEric Dolphy1997Compil.
Music MatadorEric Dolphy / Clifford Jordan / Prince Lasha / Sonny Simmons1997Compil.
Eric DolphyEric Dolphy1997Compil.
Hot & Cool LatinEric Dolphy1996Compil.
1958-1961Eric Dolphy1995Compil.
The Complete Prestige RecordingsEric Dolphy1995Compil.
Music MatadorEric Dolphy1993Compil.
The Complete Uppsala ConcertEric Dolphy1993Compil.
Stormy WeatherEric Dolphy1991Compil.
SereneEric Dolphy1991Compil.
Eric DolphyEric Dolphy1991Compil.
The Complete Paris ConcertsJohn Coltrane Quintet Featuring Eric Dolphy1991Album
NaimaEric Dolphy1991Album
Избранные Записи 1960-1961 Г.Eric Dolphy1990Compil.
Berlin ConcertsEric Dolphy1990Album
Five Spot Cafe, New York City, July 16, 1961Eric Dolphy1990Compil.
Eric DolphyEric Dolphy1989Compil.
Live In Oslo 1964Charles Mingus Featuring Eric Dolphy1989Album
Candid DolphyEric Dolphy1989Album
1964, "Fables Of Faubus" Vol. 2Charles Mingus Sextet1988Album
European ImpressionsJohn Coltrane • Eric Dolphy1988Album
Unrealized TapesEric Dolphy1988Album
NaimaEric Dolphy1987Album
Other AspectsEric Dolphy1987Album
Live In Paris 1961John Coltrane Quintet Featuring Eric Dolphy1987Album
The EssentialEric Dolphy1986Compil.
Vintage DolphyEric Dolphy1986Album
"Live" 1961Eric Dolphy1984Compil.
Dash OneEric Dolphy1982Compil.
Stockholm SessionsEric Dolphy1981Album
Mingus In Europe Volume IIThe Charles Mingus Quintet Featuring Eric Dolphy1981Album
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 16Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy1980Compil.
FavoritesJohn Coltrane / Eric Dolphy1980Album
PortraitCharles Mingus With Eric Dolphy And Jaki Byard1980Compil.
V.I.P. Jazz 28 Eric DolphyEric Dolphy1980Album
Fire WaltzEric Dolphy1978Compil.
StatusEric Dolphy1977Compil.
Jitterbug WaltzEric Dolphy1976Compil.
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.
Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton, Eric Dolphy • Charles Lloyd • Gabor Szabo1976Compil.
MagicEric Dolphy / Ron Carter1975Compil.
Playing: Epistrophy, June 1, 1964 In Eindhoven, HollandEric Dolphy / Misha Mengelberg / Jacques Schols / Han Bennink1974Album
Focus On: Chico HamiltonChico Hamilton Featuring: Eric Dolphy1974Compil.
The Great Concert Of Eric DolphyEric Dolphy1974Compil.
Copenhagen ConcertEric Dolphy1973Compil.
The Candid RecordingsCharles Mingus Featuring: Eric Dolphy1972Compil.
Eric DolphyEric Dolphy1972Compil.
Town Hall ConcertCharles Mingus Featuring Eric Dolphy1971Album
1 2 3 4 5 6extetThe George Russell Sextet Featuring Don Ellis & Eric Dolphy1969Compil.
Iron ManEric Dolphy1968Album
Here And ThereEric Dolphy1966Album
In Europe / Volume 3.Eric Dolphy1965Album
In Europe, Vol. 2Eric Dolphy1965Album
The Uppsala Concert Vol. 2Eric Dolphy1964Album
At The Five Spot Volume 2Eric Dolphy1964Album
In Europe, Vol. 1Eric Dolphy1964Album
Out To Lunch!Eric Dolphy1964Album
Memorial Album Recorded Live At The Five SpotEric Dolphy & Booker Little1964Album
Last DateEric Dolphy1964Album
ConversationsEric Dolphy1963Album
The QuestMal Waldron With Eric Dolphy And Booker Ervin1962Album
Live In Europe - Volume 2The John Coltrane Quartet, John Coltrane Quintet with Eric Dolphy1962Album
In EuropeEric Dolphy1962Album
Far CryEric Dolphy With Booker Little1962Album
The Blues And The Abstract Truth #1Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers / Freddie Hubbard1961Single
Out ThereEric Dolphy1961Album
At The Five Spot, Volume 1.Eric Dolphy1961Album
Straight AheadOliver Nelson With Eric Dolphy1961Album
The Blues And The Abstract Truth #2Bill Evans / Roy Haynes / Eric Dolphy / Oliver Nelson / Paul Chambers / Freddie Hubbard1961Single
Where?Ron Carter With Eric Dolphy, Mal Waldron1961Album
Newport RebelsCharles Mingus, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Roy Eldridge, Jo Jones1961Album
The Uppsala Concert Vol. 1Eric Dolphy1961Album
CaribéLatin Jazz Quintet + Eric Dolphy1960Album
Screamin' The BluesThe Oliver Nelson Sextet Featuring: Eric Dolphy / Richard Williams1960Album
UntitledEric Dolphy, Ron Carter1960Album
Looking AheadKen McIntyre With Eric Dolphy1960Album
Charles Mingus Live With Eric DolphyCharles Mingus With Eric DolphyAlbum
1964, "Hope So Eric" Vol. 1Charles Mingus Sextet With Eric DolphyAlbum
1964, "Parkeriana" Vol. 3Charles Mingus SextetAlbum
Hall Of FameEric DolphyCompil.
The Many Faces Of Jazz Vol. 13Eric DolphyCompil.
Newport Jazz 1958-59Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Max Roach, Eric Dolphy, Gerry Mulligan, Lee KonitzCompil.
Alone TogetherEric DolphyCompil.
Quintet U.S.A.Eric DolphyAlbum
Blue Train / Out To LunchJohn Coltrane / Eric DolphyCompil.
3 Dolphy Group'sEric DolphyAlbum
I Giganti Del Jazz Vol. 83René Thomas / Jacques Pelzer / Charles Mingus / Eric Dolphy / Booker ErvinCompil.
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