Eric Dolphy - Stockholm 1964 & Antibes 1960 (2007)
Video: NTSC, MPEG-2 at 7 444 Kbps, 720 x 480 (1.333) at 29.970 fps | Audio: PCM 2 channels at 1 536 Kbps, 48.0 KHz
Genre: Jazz | Label: Impro-Jazz | Copy: Untouched | Release Date: 5 Mar 2007 | Runtime: 44 min. | 2.86 GB (DVD5)
This second Eric Dolphy release from Impro-Jazz marks an essential addition to the incomparable reedman's discography, as it contains two of the rare occasions in which Dolphy was captured on film. Both of these clips feature Dolphy performing with the Charles Mingus Sextet. The first shows Dolphy in a rehearsal with the band, which explains the inclusion of two different takes of Mingus' "So Long Eric". For the rehearsal's third and final tune, the band begins playing Mingus' composition, "Meditations".
A brief false start, however, leads to a short conversation Between Mingus and Dolphy. The bassist can be heard here asking Dolphy what he is planning to do after the tour. Sadly, Eric Dolphy died in Berlin from undiagnosed diabetes on June 29 of that same year, nine days after his 36th birthday. Following their brief chat, the group performs a nearly 20-minute extended version of "Meditations". The second part of this DVD takes us back four years to 1960 and presents a long interpretation of "I'll Remember April" by the Mingus Sextet with Dolphy. In addition to Dolphy's amazing interplay with Booker Ervin, this performance showcases the exceptional pianist Bud Powell.
Another rarely filmed musician, Powell was among the audience during the Mingus Sextet concert in Antibes and sat in to play with the band for this one song.
- Eric Dolphy
- Charles Mingus Sextet:
Charles Mingus: Bass
Booker Ervin: Tenor Sax
Dannie Richmond: Drums
Eric Dolphy: Alto Sax, Clarinet
Clifford Jordan: Tenor Sax
Johnny Coles: Trumpet
Jaki Byard: Piano
Ted Curson: Trumpet
Bud Powell: Piano
Filmed In Stockholm, Sweden, April 13, 1964
01. So Long Eric (First version)
02. So Long Eric (Second version)
Filmed At The Juan-Les-Pins Jazz Festival, Antibes, France, July 13, 1960
01. I'll Remember April
- Direct Scene Access
- Interactive Menu