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Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch! album flac

Eric Dolphy - Out To Lunch! album flac Performer: Eric Dolphy
Title: Out To Lunch!
Style: Hard Bop, Free Jazz, Modal, Post Bop
Released: 1971
Country: US
MP3 album: 1181 mb
FLAC album: 1616 mb
Rating: 4.9
Other formats: APE MP1 MPC VOC AIFF XM WMA
Genre: Jazz

Out to Lunch! is a 1964 album by jazz t Eric Dolphy. His only recording for Blue Note as a leader, it was originally issued as BLP 4163 and BST 84163. Today it is generally considered one of the finest albums in the label's history, as well as one of the high points in 1960s avant-garde jazz and in Dolphy's oeuvre. Tony Williams had turned 18 a few months before this recording, and is listed as "Anthony Williams" on the album cover.

Out to Lunch stands as Eric Dolphy's magnum opus, an absolute pinnacle of avant-garde jazz in any form or era. Its rhythmic complexity was perhaps unrivaled since Dave Brubeck's Time Out, and its five Dolphy originals - the jarring Monk tribute "Hat and Beard," the aptly titled "Something Sweet, Something Tender," the weirdly jaunty flute showcase "Gazzelloni," the militaristic title track, the drunken lurch of "Straight Up and Down" - were a perfect balance of structured frameworks, carefully calibrated timbres, and generous individual freed.

Out to Lunch shows Dolphy more apt for sonic annihilation than keeping in tradition, but the playing is in many ways a freer flight than what Coltrane was doing at the same period. None the less Dolphy shows his passion and unique style that would influence future players still to this day. ADVERTISEMENT.

After Eric Dolphy’s solo, Freddie starts his. As is throughout the album, Hubbard plays decidedly more traditionally. It’s still out there, and nowhere near hard bop, but it isn’t the squeaks and squawks of our friend Eric Dolphy, either. He gets some great little licks in this solo. All throughout these solos Richard Davis is playing with some of the most beautiful bass tone you can imagine. Out To Lunch (12:09) This one starts with Tony playing a military drum part. Then Dolphy comes in on alto sax along with Freddie Hubbard to play the melody, and the rest of the band comes in here as well. The melody is wild and brief, and Dolphy quickly starts his solo, with the kind of accompaniment we’ve grown accustomed to from this rhythm section.

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A1 Hat And Beard 8:21
A2 Something Sweet, Something Tender 6:01
A3 Gazzelloni 7:18
B1 Out To Lunch 12:05
B2 Straight Up And Down 8:18

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey


  • Alto Saxophone, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Written-By – Eric Dolphy
  • Bass – Richard Davis
  • Design [Cover], Photography By [Cover Photo] – Reid Miles
  • Drums – Anthony Williams
  • Recorded By – Rudy Van Gelder
  • Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard
  • Vibraphone – Bobby Hutcherson


Eric Dolphy performs by courtesy of FM Records.

Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ; February 25, 1964.

Track durations are not provided on the record.

Blue/white Blue Note "A Division of United Artists Records, Inc." on labels.
Black text on labels.
Van Gelder and Stereo separately stamped in the dead wax, both sides.
Blue Note Records Inc. 43 West 61st St. New York 23 address on back-cover with small Blue Note Liberty logo on top.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
BST 84163 Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch! ‎(LP, Album) Blue Note BST 84163 US 1964
11C 074-60087 Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch! ‎(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note 11C 074-60087 Portugal Unknown
ST-84163, 0602537714131, 84163 Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch! ‎(LP, Album, RE, RM, 180) Blue Note, Blue Note, Blue Note ST-84163, 0602537714131, 84163 Europe 2014
BST 46524 Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch! ‎(LP, Album, RE, 180) Blue Note BST 46524 US 1998
5 C038-60087 Eric Dolphy Out To Lunch! ‎(LP, Album, RE) Blue Note 5 C038-60087 Netherlands 1978