G.W. – Eric Dolphy

What better way to celebrate today’s announcement of the award of the 2017 Nobel Prize for Physics for the detection of Gravitational Waves, than to play this amazing Eric Dolphy track called `G.W.’ from the album Outward Bound?

This album was recorded in 1960, and the stellar personnel listening is as follows: Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone on this track but also bass clarinet and flute elsewhere on the album); Freddie Hubbard (trumpet); Jaki Byard (piano); George Tucker (bass); Roy Haynes (drums). It’s a great line-up but listen out for the opening solo by Dolphy! Wow!

3 Responses to “G.W. – Eric Dolphy”

  1. stallphill Says:

    Tribute to Gerald Wilson (1918 – 2014), a heavy whose sound propagated through space and time. Thanks for the post. We need more GW detectors our there.

  2. stallphill Says:

    Tribute to Gerald Wilson (1918 – 2014), a heavy whose sound propagated through space and time. Thanks for the post. We need more GW detectors out there.

  3. Hahaha! SUCH a great tune, and soloing! We used it for a break tune in a club funk band in the late 70’s. It was so validating one night when some random guy came up all excited and happy & said “That was G.W.! I never thought I’d hear it here!”

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