Out To Lunch =Blue Note 75th Anni=
1 x LP
Originally released in 1964 - 2014 EU Remastered and Reissued On 180GR vinyl +Download, As Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign =Remastered for Vinyl by Alan Yoshida at Dunning-Kruger in Los Angeles, CA. =Out To Lunch from 19...
2014 EU Remastered and Reissued On 180GR vinyl +Download, As Part of the Blue Note 75th Anniversary Vinyl Reissue Campaign =Remastered for Vinyl by Alan Yoshida at Dunning-Kruger in Los Angeles, CA. =Out To Lunch from 1964, his final studio album before his premature death at the age of 36, has long been considered one of his greatest statements. Not only is Dolphy heard at his most explorative and inventive on each of his instruments but he contributes five very original compositions including an unusual Thelonious Monk tribute ("Hat And Beard") and the eccentric "Straight Up And Down."
Utilizing an all-star group that features Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Richard Davis and a teen aged Tony Williams, Dolphy maps out a future for jazz that he would never live to experience. One can hear bits of such future greats as Oliver Lake, Anthony Braxton, Bennie Maupin, David Murray and James Newton in Dolphy's playing and writing but, truth be told, there was only one Eric Dolphy. Out To Lunch is his last masterpiece!
A1. Hat And Beard
A2. Something Sweet, Something Tender
B1. Out To Lunch
B2. Straight Up And Down
In the history of jazz, Eric Dolphy was the first innovator to develop a strikingly original yet different voice on three instruments: alto-sax, flute and bass clarinet. When Dolphy burst upon the New York scene in 1960, he already had over a decade of experience. Originally influenced most by Charlie Parker, Dolphy was part of Los Angeles' Central Avenue scene in the late 1940s. Virtually nothing was heard of him on records in the 1950s before he joined the Chico Hamilton Quintet in 1958, but by then he was ready for the big leagues.
His associations with Charles Mingus and John Coltrane, along with his series of dynamic recordings for Prestige, gave him attention. His speech like solos on alto (which featured wide interval jumps), his pioneering of the bass clarinet as a solo instrument, and his flute playing inspired by the sound of birds marked him as a major innovator and a true original. His playing was consistently emotional, often-jubilant and always full of passion.
Eric Dolphy (bass clarinet, alto sax, flute)
Freddie Hubbard (trumpet)
Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone)
Richard Davis (bass)
Tony Williams (drums)
• Remastered and reissued as part of the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign
• Vinyl initiative spearheaded by current Blue Note Records President, Don Was, to include 100 essential Blue Note albums
• Includes special Blue Note 75 vinyl sleeve that features album cover art for 75 Blue Note titles
• First run of vinyl to include Blue Note 75th logo on back of package
• Key to the Blue Note 75th anniversary vinyl reissue campaign is the creation of high quality audio at an affordable price
• All year long Blue Note will celebrate their iconic artists and the history of the label with various events, digital initiatives, vinyl campaigns and more
Two years ago, we decided to begin remastering the jewels of the Blue Note catalog in hi-def resolutions of 96k and 192k. In order to develop a guiding artistic philosophy for this delicate endeavor, we donned our lab coats, ran dozens of sonic experiments and carefully referenced every generation of our reissues. Ultimately, we decided that our goal would be to protect the original intentions of the artists, producers and engineers who made these records and that, in the case of pre-digital-era albums, these intentions were best represented by the sound and feel of their first-edition vinyl releases. Working with a team of dedicated and groovy engineers, we found a sound that both captured the feel of the original records while maintaining the depth and transparency of the master tapes... the new remasters are really cool!
While these new versions will become available in Digital Hi Def, CD and the Mastered for iTunes formats, the allure of vinyl records is WAY too potent to ignore. This year, Blue Note - along with our friends at Universal Music Enterprises - is launching a major 75th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative that is dedicated to the proposition that our catalog should be readily available at a low cost - featuring high quality pressings and authentic reproductions of Blue Note's iconic packaging. Beginning in March 2014, we'll start rolling out five remastered vinyl reissues every month. Although this program begins in celebration of Blue Note's 75th Anniversary, our catalog runs so deep that we will faithfully be reissuing five albums a month for many years to come!
—Don Was, President, Blue Note Records
Blue Note Anniversary Vinyl Reissue:
1)ART BLAKEY -FREE FOR ALL
2)WAYNE SHORTER - SPEAK NO EVIL
3)JOHN COLTRANE - BLUE TRAIN
4)ERIC DOLPHY - OUT TO LUNCH
5)LARRY YOUNG - UNITY
.......and 100 more titles to come
Label: Blue Note
Originally released: 1964
This release: 2014