Eric Dolphy – Conversations With The Unseen

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With all the recent coverage of jazz in the mainstream media it seems that those casting a look back across its history have been neglectful of one of the music's key figures: the extraordinary multiinstrumentalist Eric Dolphy. His death, aged 36 on 29 June 1964, cut short a rare and highly original talent that, in less than four years, had seen him record a number of definitive jazz albums, not least his own singular Blue Note classic, Out to Lunch!. Drawing on the testimony of legends, such as John Coltrane and Charles Mingus, and with the forthcoming release of Musical Prophet – The Expanded 1963 New York Studio Sessions on Resonance Records, Stuart Nicholson is optimistic for a redressing of the balance and a reassessment of Dolphy's unique contributions to jazz

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