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Any Dolphy fans out there? Can explain why you like him? He is so not my cup of tea. Trane sounds just totally amazing, epic and towering as usual, but then Dolphy comes on and it over for me.
Muisc also contains texture and dynamics.I guess there is no accounting for taste. Its my belief that music contains 3 basic elements, Melody, harmony and Rhythm in some combination, or each my itself. I hear very scant little of any of these in Dolphy's playing.
Gotta agree with this. Personally I prefer Turrentines version of this tune. I never did like simply burning up and down the horn.I don't know what clip you guys are checking out but I hear Dolphy hitting the changes and bringing some serious burning energy to the tune to rival Trane.
+1.I don't know what clip you guys are checking out but I hear Dolphy hitting the changes and bringing some serious burning energy to the tune to rival Trane. I mean really, how else can you take a solo following Coltrane? For me, I love his energy and commitment to his sound and the tune, and his fearless originality. He burns on every horn he plays. Just get a copy of that entire Mingus DVD and watch the looks on everyone else's faces everytime Eric stands up, it's instantly blast-off time. The man is in orbit. It's OK if you disagree though.
Same for me.I must admit I've never really "got" Eric Dolphy on alto. I really love his flute and bass clarinet stuff and listen to that with great pleasure as well as awe. I always wonder if maybe he over-thought his alto playing or something.