Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot

Eric Dolphy at the Five Spot


Eric Dolphy (alto sax, bass clarinet, flute), Booker Little (trumpet), Mal Waldron (piano), Richard Davis (bass), Eddie Blackwell (drums)

Prestige New Jazz 8260

Analogue Productions : LP 200 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Fire Waltz
A2 - Bee Vamp (live)
B - The Prophet

Recorded on 16 July 1961 by Rudy Van Gelder at the Five Spot Café in New York City.

At the Five Spot volumes one and two is a pair of jazz albums documenting one night (16 July 1961) from the end of Eric Dolphy and Booker Little's two-week residency at the Five Spot in New York. This was the only night to be recorded.

Eric Dolphy, Booker Little, Mal Waldron, Richard Davis and Ed Blackwell had formed a cooperative group and, if LIttle had not died in October 1961, there is no doubt that it would have been a potent force in the music of the 1960s and beyond. Dolphy himself died in June 1964, after establishing himself as one of the important contemporary reedmen. Here his alto saxophone and bass clarinet and Little’s trumpet explore three originals: "The Prophet" by Dolphy, "Bee Vamp" by Little, and "Fire Waltz" by Waldron.

Dolphy's composition "The Prophet" is a tribute to the artist Richard Jennings, who had designed the covers of Dolphy's earlier albums, Outward Bound and Out There

Part of the ultimate audiophile Prestige stereo reissues from Analogue Productions, 25 of the most collectible, rarest, most audiophile-sounding Rudy Van Gelder recordings ever made. All mastered from the original analogue master tapes by mastering maestro Kevin Gray. 200-gram LPs pressed at state-of-the-art plant Quality Record Pressings and plated by Gary Salstrom. Deep groove label pressings, tip-on jackets on thick cardboard stock.