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Eric Dolphy
Iron Man

Album US 1968 on Douglas label
Jazz (Free Jazz)

From the liner notes: "This record was produced during the early part of 1964, when Eric Dolphy and producer Alan Douglas decided to experiment with Eric's original compositions. Two approaches were agreed upon. One was of clear simplicity; Eric on reed instruments and Richard Davis on bass. The other was more involved - a ten piece orchestra of young men who understood and admired Eric's work. The recording sessions took place late at night in a very relaxed studio for five successive nights. In this environment the playing of Eric Dolphy, Richard Davis and the other musicians was unbelievably inspired. So much was created, individual compositions went from 'almost commercial' to 'very far out.' Two albums were produced from that beautiful week. The first, called 'Conversations,' was released through FM Records (now available through the Roulette Record catalogue). On this, the second, is incorporated performances that were considered too futuristic to put out at that time."

PortraitEric Dolphy as, fl, bcl, 1928-1964 US
album by, composed by
PortraitSonny Simmons as, eh, *1933 US
alto saxophone
Eddie Khan b, *1935 US
PortraitRichard Davis b, *1930 US
PortraitJ.C. Moses dr, 1936-1977 US
PortraitPrince Lasha fl, 1929-2008 US
PortraitClifford Jordan ts, 1931-1993 US
soprano saxophone
PortraitWoody Shaw tr, fh, 1944-1989 US
PortraitBobby Hutcherson vib, mar, *1941 US
Alan Douglas producer
Album Tracks
No Title Artist Composer Duration
1Iron ManEric DolphyEric Dolphy
2MandrakeEric DolphyEric Dolphy
3Come SundayEric DolphyDuke Ellington
4Burning SpearEric DolphyEric Dolphy
5Ode To C.P.Eric DolphyJaki Byard
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