Wednesday, September 19, 2012

ERIC DOLPHY, Come Sunday (Duke Ellington)

For me this is the most artful (in the context of Coltrane’s improvisational revolution) performance of Ellington’s masterpiece.
Davis’s slow hand bass sounds like a violin, and lends a brooding, pensive stature to sublimely melodic harmonies that meld in a painterly fusion of bluesy tonal bliss.  

3rd track from Dolphy's "Iron Man" Album. Recorded 1 and 4 Jul 1963 NYC.
Eric Dolphy - bass clarinet; J.C. Moses - drums; Eddie Khan - bass; Huey Simmons - alto saxophone;
Richard Davis - bass; Bobby Hutcherson - vibes; Woody Shaw - trumpet; Clifford Jordan - soprano saxophone; Prince Lasha - flute.


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