Jazz Record Center

Eric Dolphy


180 pgs.
Da Capo Press, Inc.

This biography and discography follows the life of Eric Dolphy, who was a titanic force in the development of the sixties avant-garde from the hard bop of the late fifties. Jazz scholars Simosko and Tepperman examine every aspect of this stunning musical achievement from Dolphy's early big band work and association with Chico Hamilton to his own last groups in Europe, emphasizing the rich legacy of his recordings. Now completely updated to include the most recent discoveries concerning his life and recordings, this book will long stand as the definitive treatment of Eric Dolphy's music.

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