Eric Dolphy: Bird's Mother

Track

Bird's Mother

Artist

Eric Dolphy (alto sax, flute)

CD

Far Cry (New Jazz, OJC CD400-2)

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Musicians:

Eric Dolphy (alto sax, flute), Booker Little (trumpet), Jaki Byard (piano), Ron Carter (bass), Roy Haynes (drums).

Composed by Eric Dolphy

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Recorded: Englewood Cliffs, N.J., December 21, 1960

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Rating: 100/100 (learn more)

“Far Cry” is from a special record, Far Cry, by Eric Dolphy and Booker Little. The first time I played this tune, I was in high school. I remember listening to Jaki's comping on the melody and realizing that there were so many ways to accompany someone. Jaki's solo moves so effortlessly and rumbles through the changes with more shocks of sound than actual phrases. I remember him saying that he and Eric Dolphy liked to talk in large intervals, like 22nds and 18ths, rather than 4ths and 3rds. They really had a special chemistry, and this is special music. Also, for a hip-hop head, a rapper, Del The Funky Homosapien, sampled a phrase in the bowed bass solo by Ron Carter.

Reviewer: Jason Moran

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