Eric Dolphy - At the Five Spot, Vol.1
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.1 kHz | 56:49 min | 701 MB | Digital booklet
Label: Prestige Records | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 1961/2014
After having left the ensemble of Charles Mingus and upon working with John Coltrane, Eric Dolphy formed a short-lived but potent quintet with trumpeter Booker Little, who would pass away three months after this recording. Despite all of the obstacles and subsequent tragedy, this quintet became legendary over the years – justifiably so – and developed into a role model for all progressive jazz combos to come. The combined power of Dolphy and Little – exploring overt but in retrospect not excessive dissonance and atonality – made them a target for critics but admired among the burgeoning progressive post-bop scene.