Eric Dolphy in Europe, Vol. 2

Eric Dolphy

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Eric Dolphy in Europe, Vol. 2 Review

by Scott Yanow

The second of three CDs that reissue a couple of concerts featuring multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy with a Danish rhythm section (pianist Bent Axen, bassist Erik Moseholm, and drummer Jorn Elniff) in Copenhagen has its share of fine music. While the structures are generally boppish, Dolphy typically improvises in his own advanced vocabulary. He plays flute on two versions of "Don't Blame Me" and switches to alto for "The Way You Look Tonight," "Les" (which is mistitled "Miss Ann"), and an emotional version of "Laura." Fine music that is also available as part of Dolphy's The Complete Prestige Recordings nine-CD box set.

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