Thursday, January 26, 2006

Jazz Police - Out to Lunch in Northfield, the Music of Eric Dolphy revisited: "That night vibraphonist David Hagedorn brought in a chart he had transcribed for Eric Dolphy's 'Hat and Beard' from 'Out to Lunch'. The charts were new to the band, and the material challenging, but the sound knocked me out. It recalled my pleasure from listening to that record for the first time, when the haunting sound of Bobby Hutcherson's vibes, left to hang naked, along with the jagged and jarring lines from Dolphy's bass clarinet, opened a new door to music for me. It also made me realize what a shame it was that these interesting and unusual tunes were rarely covered."