Eric Dolphy – Springtime (1964)

Recorded live  in Paris, France, June 11, 1964. Originally released in 1988 on the album Last Recordings by Eric Dolphy and rereleased in 2010 on The Complete Last Recordings by Eric Dolphy. Eric Dolphy died 18 days after this recording and apparently it was the very last time he recorded at all. Jacques Hess – Bass Eric Dolphy – Bass Clarinet Franco Monzecci – Drums Jack Diéval – Piano Nathan Davis – Tenor … Continue reading Eric Dolphy – Springtime (1964)

Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams – It’s A Beautiful Evening (1961)

It’s A Beautiful Evening is the last track on side A on the album Out Of This World by Donald Byrd and Pepper Adams Quintet. The album was recorded and released in 1961 and according to the liner notes, this album was Herbie Hancock’s first recorded performance . It’s A Beautiful Evening is composed by Dorothy Wayne and Raymond Rasch. This set of sides recorded with the then-fledgling Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams quintet … Continue reading Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams – It’s A Beautiful Evening (1961)