Recorded nine days after Eric Dolphy's Last Date album and at the same sessions that resulted in the other West Wind release Unrealized Tapes, this CD finds the great Eric Dolphy (just 18 days before his death) in excellent form. He plays flute on "Ode to Charlie Parker" and stretches out on alto and bass clarinet during lengthy versions of "Naima" and "Springtime." Although joined by a fine French rhythm section, trumpeter Donald Byrd and Nathan Davis on tenor, Dolphy is easily the dominant voice throughout the spirited set, showing listeners that he still had a great deal to say even though his time had run out. This European import is worth searching for.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow