Possible influence of Marshall Allen on Eric Dolphy

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#1 Wed, 1994-07-06 13:10
Robert L. Campbell
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Possible influence of Marshall Allen on Eric Dolphy

Vlad, Before 1963 there aren't too many ways Eric Dolphy could have heard Marshall Allen with Sun Ra. Marshall joined Ra in late 1957/early 1958. Before the band left Chicago, he appeared only on Jazz in Silhouette and a couple of Saturn singles. After the exodus to New York, he could have been heard on the Savoy album and by 1963 probably on When Sun Comes Out, but that's it. Most of the early Saturn LPs were not released till 1965, after Eric's death. So--was Eric Dolphy in Chicago at any time between mid 1957 and early 1961? Or in Montreal in mid 1961? If not, his first encounter with Ra would have had to be in New York, from October 1961 onward. rlc