Another five-star, stone classic. Check his bass clarinet scorching into the Monk tribute, to start. Fire! The rhythm section — Anthony Williams and Richard Davis, Stravinsky’s favourite bassist — is stupendous.
The RVG-remastered, OJC CD is a factory-sealed cut-out, with a small hole drilled in the back of the case, top left.
His 1960 debut as leader, with Freddie Hubbard, Roy Haynes, Jaki Byard and George Tucker. Poll Winners CD.
Dolphy’s second as leader, in a quartet including Ron Carter on cello, thrown together with Ken McIntyre’s Looking Ahead album (featuring Dolphy), also from 1960.
The two 1961 New Jazz masterworks, with Mal Waldron, Ron Carter, Booker Ervin and co.