Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Eric DOLPHY - Iron Man 1963

Eric DOLPHY - Iron Man 1963


This record was produced during the early part of 1964, when Eric Dolphy and producer Alan Douglas decided to experiment with Eric's original compositions.
Two approaches were agreed upon. One was of clear simplicity; Eric on reed instruments and Richard Davis on bass. The other was more involved - a ten piece orchestra of young men who understood and admired Eric's work.
The recording sessions took place late at night in a very relaxed studio for five successive nights. In this environment the playing of Eric Dolphy, Richard Davis and the other musicians was unbelievably inspired. So much was created, individual compositions went from 'almost commercial' to 'very far out.'
Two albums were produced from that beautiful week. The first, called 'Conversations,' was released through FM Records (now available through the Roulette Record catalogue). On this, the second, is incorporated performances that were considered too futuristic to put out at that time.
Eddie Kahn, Richard Davis- Bass
J.C. Moses- Drums
Prince Lasha- Flute
Huey Simmons*- Alto Sax
Eric Dolphy- Alto  Sax, Clarinet [Bass], Flute 
Clifford Jordan- Soprano Sax
Woody Shaw, Jr.*- Trumpet
Robert Hutcherson*- Vibraphone
A1. Iron Man 9:03
       Composed By - Eric Dolphy
A2. Mandrake 4:43
       Composed By - Eric Dolphy
A3. Come Sunday 6:24
       Composed By - Duke Ellington
B1. Burning Spear 11:45
       Composed By - Eric Dolphy
B2. Ode To C.P. 8:00
       Composed By - Jaki Byard

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