Come on y'all....an overlooked classic. Well an MOR classic at the very least. Still a lovely lp.
I love the fact that Dolphy is the single horn, that alone should make it worth your time but he is not the star!! Nor does the impressive placement of Mal Waldron's moniker make this a must have. This is totally Ron Carter's lp and he makes that known. The other dudes fall in line.
The cello/bass interplay on Duet is lovely in its simplicity. I wish I saw the cello used more often.
Anyway enjoy this gem on our nation's birthday. Any excuse for a cookout and great music for the background.
2. Bass Duet
3. Softly, As In A Morning Sunrise
5. Yes, Indeed
6. Saucer Eyes
Eric Dolphy - alto sax, bass clarinet, flute
Ron Carter - cello, bass
Mal Waldron - piano
George Duvivier - bass (except on "Softly" and "Saucer Eyes"
Charlie Persip - drums
Recorded 1/20/61 at Van Gelder Studios
New Jazz 8265