Eric Dolphy: A Musical Biography And Discography

March 22, 1996|
Eric Dolphy: A Musical Biography And Discography by Vladimir Simosko
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"Eric Dolphy was a saint--in every way, not just in his playing."--Charles Mingus

In his tragically short life (1928-1964), Eric Dolphy was a titanic force in the development of the sixties avant-garde (or "new thing") from the hard bop of the late fifties. The searing intensity and sonic exploration of his work on alto sax, clarinets, and flute derived in part from the concurrent innovations of Coltrane, Mingus, Ornette Coleman, Cecil Taylor, and Andrew Hill, among others; previous jazz styles such as New Orleans and bop; various non-Western musics; and modern classical music (e.g., Varese). Dolphy pioneered extended solo jazz compositions, was prominent in the "third stream" movement (led by John Lewis and Gunther Schuller), and remains a major influence on musicians today for the personal, speech-like inflections of his playing. Jazz scholars Simosko and Tepperman examine every aspect of this stunning musical achievement from Dolphy''s early big band work and association with Chico Hamilton to his own last groups in Europe, emphasizing the rich legacy of his recordings. Now completely updated to include the most recent discoveries concerning his life and recordings, this book will long stand as the definitive treatment of Eric Dolphy''s music.
Vladimir Simoskowas formerly the curator of the Institute of Jazz Studies at Rutgers University. He has published many articles and books includingEric Dolphy: A Musical Biography and Discography(1974),Serge Chaloff: A Musical Biography and Discography(1998), andArtie Shaw: A Musical Biography and Discography(2000&#...
Title:Eric Dolphy: A Musical Biography And Discography
Product dimensions:200 pages, 8.25 X 5.38 X 0.51 in
Shipping dimensions:200 pages, 8.25 X 5.38 X 0.51 in
Published:March 22, 1996
Publisher:Hachette Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780306805240

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