Friday, 26 February 2010

The Latin Jazz Quintet/Eric Dolphy ''Caribé''

The Latin Jazz Quintet/Eric Dolphy

( LP Prestige/New Jazz Records, 1960 )
Catalog # NJLP 8251

Sunday Go Meetin'
First Bass Line
Mambo Ricci
Blues In 6/8
Spring Is Here

Personnel & Notes:
Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl)
Carlie Simons (vib)
Gene Casey (p)
Bill Ellington (b)
Manny Ramos (d, tim)
Juan Amalbert (cga)
Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio,
Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 19, 1960
** Also issued on Prestige MPP 2503 entitled "Eric Dolphy - Caribe". Fantasy OJCCD 819-2.

The innovative Eric Dolphy plays alto, flute and bass clarinet solos on this set led by Juan Amalbert & His Latin Jazz Quintet. The problem is that the other musicians essentially ignore Dolphy, never reacting to his explosive flights, seemingly content to play their quiet rhythmic bop music as if he were not present. Still, Dolphy's improvisations make this odd date worth picking up.
By Scott Yanow (AMG)

By Pier

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Mary Rumor said...


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