The Prophet

Happy birthday to the late, great Eric Dolphy, who would have turned 87 this year had he not slipped into a diabetic coma while touring Europe with Charles Mingus in 1964.  Given the long-lived fecundity of other “avant-garde” sax legends like Anthony Braxton, Ornette Coleman and Sam Rivers, I can’t help but lament all the virtuosic music Eric never got to make.  Here’s a song of his from the first Dolphy record I ever bought, At the Five Spot.

The Prophet

The Prophet

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