Eric Dolphy – At the Five Spot, Vol.1 (1961/2014) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Eric Dolphy – At the Five Spot, Vol.1 {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} (1961/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 56:52 minutes | 701 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: | Digital booklet | © Prestige Records
Recorded July 16, 1961 in the Five Spot nightclub in New York City.

This is the first of three sets that document the Eric Dolphy/Booker Little quintet’s playing at the Five Spot. It features a group made up of pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Richard Davis and drummer Ed Blackwell really stretching out during long versions of Little’s “Aggression” and the standard “Like Someone in Love.” Dolphy’s playing — whether on alto, bass clarinet or flute — always defied categorization, while Little (who passed away less than three months later) was the first new voice on the trumpet to emerge after Clifford Brown’s death in 1956. An excellent set that records what may have been Dolphy’s finest group ever, as well as one of that era’s best working bands.

“I was the engineer on the recording sessions and I also made the masters for the original LP issues of these albums. Since the advent of the CD, other people have been making the masters. Mastering is the final step in the process of creating the sound of the finished product. Now, thanks to the folks at the Concord Music Group who have given me the opportunity to remaster these albums, I can present my versions of the music on CD using modern technology. I remember the sessions well, I remember how the musicians wanted to sound, and I remember their reactions to the playbacks. Today, I feel strongly that I am their messenger.”
-Rudy Van Gelder

1. Fire Waltz 13:40
2. Bee Vamp 12:20
3. The Prophet 21:22
4. Bee Vamp (Alternate Take) 9:28

Eric Dolphy, alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Booker Little, trumpet
Mal Waldron, piano
Richard Davis, double bass
Ed Blackwell, drums

Rudy Van Gelder – engineer
24-bit digital remastering by Rudy Van Gelder
Produced by Bob Weinstock