Hi everyone, welcome to the Urban Flux on this beautiful November day! Wow, it’s hard to believe this year is almost over. This month promises to be a continuation of the diverse mix of music, art, books, technology and occasional news bits presented here each week.
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Eric Dolphy | Out To Lunch [Classic Jazz]
Eric Dolphy was among the most daring, impassioned, and technically assured improvisers to come of age in the 1960s. From his groundbreaking work with Chico Hamilton and Charles Mingus, through his catalytic stint with John Coltrane, and all through his brilliant solo recordings for Prestige, this reed innovator defined the best elements of the swing and the bebop traditions, from Benny Carter through Bird, while extending on the rhythmic, melodic, and harmonic freedom of Monk. Dolphy is an emotional shaman with a keen comic edge, as is evident in the rhythmic sauntering, drunken gait of his theme to “Straight Up and Down,” and Monk’s influence is clearly discernible in Dolphy’s witty dissonances and vocalized blues phrasing throughout Out to Lunch! (his only Blue Note recording, completed shortly before his untimely death).- Amazon.com/Chip Stern