Eric Dolphy Quintet feat. Freddie Hubbard – Outward Bound (1960/2014) [HDTracks FLAC 24bit/44,1kHz]

Eric Dolphy Quintet feat. Freddie Hubbard – Outward Bound {Rudy Van Gelder Remaster} (1960/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 1:01:27 minutes | 740 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download – Source: | Digital booklet | © Prestige Records
Recorded April 1, 1960 in Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Eric Dolphy has sometimes been described as an iconoclast, but in Outward Bound, he was not overturning his idol, Charlie Parker; he was building on Bird’s legacy. So deep was Dolphy’s musicianship, so free his imagination, that he enchanted trailblazers like John Coltrane and Charles Mingus. Partnering in this collection with the brilliant trumpeter Freddie Hubbard and a stunning rhythm section, Dolphy is at a peak of energy and creativity on alto saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute. He and Hubbard work with empathy reminiscent of the young Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Pianist Jaki Byard, bassist George Tucker, and drummer Roy Haynes were ideal accompanists and co-conspirators in this widely influential work. This edition of Outward Boundcontains two alternate takes and “April Fool,” a piece not on the original album.

On this album you will hear Eric playing alto sax, bass clarinet and flute. He also plays tenor sax. When we asked Eric about his early career on the West Coast he was quick to express his gratitude to the people who had taken an interest in his career. If you think the young jazz musician doesn’t get any encouragement from the experienced guys, you would do well to listen to Eric. The effect on us when the group went into the first take at the session is difficult to describe. The number was “G.W.,” written by Eric in 1957 as a tribute to Gerald Wilson. Our immediate thoughts were that these five amazing musicians were right at that moment adding a new dimension to modern jazz.

“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. G.W. 07:59
2. On Green Dolphin Street 05:46
3. Les 05:14
4. 245 06:51
5. Glad To Be Unhappy 05:29
6. Miss Toni 05:41
7. April Fool 04:11
8. G.W. (alternate take 1) 12:09
9. 245 (alternate take 1) 08:07

Eric Dolphy, flute, bass clarinet, alto saxophone
Freddie Hubbard, trumpet
Jaki Byard, piano
George Tucker, bass
Roy Haynes, drums

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