Eric Dolphy : Outward Bound

Eric Dolphy : Outward Bound

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Eric Dolphy (alto sax, bass clarinet, flute), Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Jaki Byard (piano), George Tucker (bass), Roy Haynes (drums)

Prestige New Jazz 8236

Analogue Productions : LP 200 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - G.W.
A2 - Green Dolphin Street
A3 - Les
B1 - "245"
B2 - Glad To Be Unhappy
B3 - Miss Toni

Recorded on April 1, 1960 at Rudy Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey.

Outward Bound is Eric Dolphy's first album as leader. Of the three Dolphy originals on the album, "G.W." is dedicated to the Californian bandleader Gerald Wilson, "Les" is named after the trombonist Lester Robinson, and "245" was the number of Dolphy's house.

Eric Dolphy has sometimes been described as an iconoclast, but in Outward Bound, he was not overturning his idol, Charlie Parker; he was building on Bird’s legacy. So deep was Dolphy’s musicianship, so free his imagination, that he enchanted trailblazers like John Coltrane and Charles Mingus. Partnering in this collection with the brilliant trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and a stunning rhythm section, Dolphy is at a peak of energy and creativity on alto saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute. He and Hubbard work with empathy reminiscent of the young Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Pianist Jaki Byard, bassist George Tucker, and drummer Roy Haynes were ideal accompanists and co-conspirators in this widely influential work.

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.

The "golden age" of recordings was from 1955 to 1965, at the beginning of the LP and the stereo era, where pure vacuum tube amplification helped produce recordings demonstrating unparalleled fidelity and warmth, lifelike presence and illumination.