Eric Dolphy’s ‘The Illinois Concert’

Eric Dolphy’s ‘The Illinois Concert’ is a live album recorded on March 10, 1963 with Herbie Hancock and released in 1999 by Blue Note.

Track Listing : 1.Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise (Oscar Hammerstein Ii, Sigmund Romberg) – 20:17 . 2.Something Sweet, Something Tender (Eric Dolphy) – 01:28 . 3.God Bless The Child (Billie Holiday , Arthur Herzog, Jr.) – 08:45 . 4.South Street Exit (Eric Dolphy) – 07:30 . 5.Iron Man (Eric Dolphy) – 10:57 . 6.Red Planet (Eric Dolphy) – 12:26 . 7.G.W. (Eric Dolphy) – 07:40

Musicians : Eric Dolphy – Flute, Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone . Eddie Khan – Bass . Herbie Hancock – Piano . J.C. Moses – Drums . Cecil Bridgewater – Brass . Bob Edmondson – Trombone . Jon English – Trombone . Larry Franklin – Trumpet . Aaron Johnson – Tuba . Vince Johnson – Reeds . Eddie Khan – Bass . Dick Montz – Trumpet . University Of Illinois Contemporary Chamber Players – Band, Ensemble . Ralph Woodward – Brass . Kim Richmond – Reeds

Production : Produced By Michael Cuscuna, John Garvey . Malcolm Addey – Mastering

Package : Gordon H. Jee – Art Direction . Patrick Roques – Artwork . Vladimir Simosko – Liner Notes . Lee Tanner – Photography

Recorded On March 10, 1963.

Released In 1999 By Blue Note Records.

Eric Dolphy

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allmusic
The sound is very good, except for overly prominent drums throughout the concert and an under-miked flute on “South Street Exit.” Dolphy’s playing is consistently rewarding, including a lengthy workout of “Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise,”… […]

JazzTimes
There is a continuously evolving rhythmic interplay within the quartet; while Moses and Khan swell and ebb, maintaining an inviting buoyancy, Hancock shifts between prodding chords, rippling arpeggiosand bluesy inflections… […]

kidreggins @ RateYourMusic
The opening seconds instantly draw me into this brilliant album. I absolutely love Dolphy on the bass clarinet. I could sit for hours listening or watching him play, absolutely genius. […]

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