March 29, 2011 – 3:33 am

The always interesting, seldom conventional music of multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy.

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The Music of Eric Dolphy [no label, 1CD]

Live at the 41st German Jazz Festival, Sendesaal des HR, Frankfurt, Germany; October 29, 2010. Digital radio broadcast (MP2). Excellent stereo.

“Out” was a word associated with Eric Dolphy. His music was considered “out there”, different and unconventional. “Out” also was the word chosen to name quite a number of his best albums. He had only a few and his career was packed into four short years. Dolphy as leader lasted from 1960 to his end in 1964. But Dolphy never strayed too far away from the roots of jazz. Clearly, what he was playing was rooted in jazz.

In 1997, Japanese free jazz pianist Aki Takase together with bass clarinetist Rudi Mahall decided to record an album of Dolphy’s best loved tunes. These songs form the setlist of this concert from 2010.

“Hat and Beard”, refers to Thelonious Monk and contains a famous percussive passage featuring drums and vibe. “Something Sweet, Something Tender” includes a noteworthy duet between the bass and the bass clarinet. Both tunes are the mainstays of Dolphy’s Out To Lunch album.

“Miss Ann” is a musical portrait of a girl whom Dolphy knew. Dolphy loved this tune and played it till the end. “245″ was apparently the number of Dolphy’s house. Add “Serene” and you could almost see Dolphy as a very sentimental guy.

Takase and Mahall have opened the music by using a big band style to play what were originally intimate recordings. If you aren’t convinced to buy some of those “out there” Dolphy albums, nothing will convince you. Thanks to joerg who shared this on Dime.
- Professor Red

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Track 01. 17 West - Something Sweet, Something Tender 18:46 (43.9MB)
Track 02. Rudi, My Beer (Aki Takase) 04:28 (10.2MB)
Track 03. band intros 02:28 (5.6MB)
Track 04. Hat And Beard 10:43 (25.1MB)
Track 05. Serene 11:50 (27.7MB)
Track 06. Miss Ann 09:52 (23.1MB)
Track 07. 245 09:32 (22.3MB)
TT: 1:07:29

Tk 1, 4 original versions from Out To Lunch (1964). The original 17 West can be found on Out There (1960).
Tk 5 original version is also from Out There.
Tk 6 original version is from Far Cry (1960)
Tk 7 original version from Outward Bound (1960)

Jim McNeely, arr
Manfred Honetschläger, cond
Aki Takase, p
Rudi Mahall, bcl

Tony Lakatos, Julian Arguelles, ts; OLiver Leicht, Heinz-Dieter Sauerborn, as, Rainer Heute, barsax, bcl
Frank Wellert, Martin Auer, Thomas Vogel, Axel Schlosser, tp
Günter Bollmann, Peter Feil, Christian Jaksjö, tb; Achim Hartmann, btb
Thomas Heidepriem, b
Martin Scales, g

The songs played at this concert are based on Aki Takase’s and Rudi Mahall’s 1997 album Duet For Eric Dolphy. Buy it here.

  1. 9 Responses to “OUTTASIGHT”

  2. hey bigo, i’m familiar with dolphy, but neither of these players. i’ll get it, it sounds good.

    i got the dolphy france show you offered last year, and i have his last show with mingus too.


    By Ed Saad on Mar 29, 2011

  3. these seem to be mp3’s, except for the first track. can you make an mp3 cause when i make them they don’t seem to sound as good as yours.


    By Ed Saad on Mar 29, 2011

  4. Mega Upload, Visit HTML page? Criminy, forget it! I’ll just listen to the master himself. What a waste of time.

    By disgusted on Apr 16, 2011

  5. Hey disgusted, if you notice things you’d realize the larger size files need to be downloaded via the HTML pages. This site is kind enough to offer you excellent music at a very reasonable price (free) plus take the time to give you pertinent info about the music selections they offer. A little bit of your time is not a bad deal to get free music and to learn more about it as well. The rewards are definitely worth the effort. Take care and good luck to you………….

    By John Branin on Apr 16, 2011

  6. Hey Ed,
    what Dolphy show they offered last year? Do you mean the one with Mingus?


    By John Schott on Aug 13, 2014

  7. hey john, is the the typical orchestra john schott? i have that disc. i can use shuffle play, if you have an extra copy. carla k is a friend of mine, and she doesn’t have an extra copy.

    if you ask around the bay area, people know me especially connah only he’s up in nyc now. he gave me that typical orchestra disc on xmas 2005. i know gino too. he’s played in b’ham, al a few times and in tuscaloosa. i was at all the b’ham improv 2010 shows of his and the tuscaloosa show at green bar 6.3.12. it was my last improv show. i’ve not been to one since. too many people have ruined this music i used to love.

    yes, bigo offered two mingus shows with dolphy from germany. one is from stuttgart and the other is from bremen. both are good. his last show was offered too from buenos aires. all these shows are on my external drive.

    there was another dolphy offering from paris. do searches on the top right.

    i rarely comment here these days. i did when bigo offered sun ra-columbus, oh 1.5.85. i needed the last six tracks.

    i was thinking about mingus on the drive to my brother’s house. weird.


    By Ed Saad on Aug 13, 2014

  8. hey john, here is the bremen show. it won’t pop up doing a search on the top right. i had to do a search in google for it. if you write bigo, they’ll give you a link to download the tracks.


    there was one more show they offered from belgrade in mp2 format.

    i remember writing you years ago on your site a couple times and never hearing back. when i was really into this music, i’d write tons of musicians. most would write me back. i have met several when they played here or in tuscaloosa.

    i enjoy junk genius s/t. i don’t have the other one.


    By Ed Saad on Aug 13, 2014

  9. Hello ,
    Links don’t work

    By SameOldSong on Aug 14, 2014

  10. The links work, you just have to right-click and save-as. Thank you very much for the show - I love Aki and Rudi and Rudi is for me the best bass clarinetist since the great master Dolphy himself. He is to Dolphy on bass clarinet what Dolphy was to Bird on alto.

    By George Lane on Feb 21, 2017

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