Eric Dolphy - Sun Ra link

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#1 Thu, 1994-07-07 08:17
David Ewing
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Eric Dolphy - Sun Ra link

I tried to post something like this yesterday, but for some reason it never made it to Saturn (I guess it burned up in the ionosphere):

I don't believe anybody has mentioned that Dolphy played with Ra trombonist Julian Priester on Booker Little's wonderful recording "Out Front" in 1961 (if you don't own this record, do yourself a favor and get it). Perhaps Priester could have exposed Dolphy to Allen's playing? Although I'm still not sure I hear that much of Marshall in Dolphy's sound - Dolphy's huge leaps in intervals is pretty unique. Can anybody point me to two particular solos (one by Eric and one by Marshall) where you can really hear the similariites?


David A. Ewing Avalanche Development Company david@avalanche.com Boulder, Colorado