ERIC DOLPHY QUINTET: Outward Bound (Prestige)

Eric Dolphy was one of the true musical innovators of the 20th century. Outward Bound was his debut as a leader. With an astonishing command of the alto sax, flute, and bass clarinet, he could do it all. Dolphy played with the speed and fury of Charlie Parker but with a gentleness and grace all his own. While most of his music fell into the "avant-garde" category, the material here is much more accessible than his later works. If you're just discovering Eric Dolphy, this album is the perfect introduction.

For Prestige's 50th anniversary, the label has just released a newly remastered version of Outward Bound, along with nine other titles from their catalog. Utilizing K2 20-bit technology, the sound quality on all of them is astounding. You won't believe your ears when you hear how great these discs sound. The best part of all--they don't cost anymore than a regular CD. Collectors take note: each title is limited to 10,000 copies. Get 'em while you can...

© 1999 Steve Marshall

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