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Eric Dolphy’s “The Illinois Concert” is rare and its live! The description below is very accurate and fulfilling enough so I don’t really need to add anything more but that it will be featured for a week or so. Check the schedule link for play times.

About the album:

Reeds player/composer/arranger Eric Dolphy was, in the early ’60s, in the vanguard of the free jazz movement, yet his music was not as “out” as that of some of his contemporaries. Dolphy played alto sax, flute, and bass clarinet in a free, more vocalized manner, but over more or less standard chord changes. THE ILLINOIS CONCERT, previously unreleased, is a noteworthy addition to Dolphy’s impressive body of work. Recorded live at the University of Illinois in 1963, this album captures him with a sympathetic, creative, and thoughtfully swinging rhythm section, as well as, on the last two tunes, the University’s brass ensemble and big band. Herbie Hancock’s lyrical piano is somewhat Monk-like and drummer J.C. Moses is busy, buoyant and powerful…….Read More

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