Reissued 7/7/2023, Originally released 1961
Recorded live by Rudy Van Gelder, this is one of a pair of Eric Dolphy's albums documenting the 1961 historical residency at the Five Spot, New York's major temple of the early avant-garde. This is timeless music performed by one of the essential line-ups in modern jazz. A marvelous quintet featuring the great Booker Little on trumpet and the amazing rhythm section of Mal Waldron on piano, Richard Davis on double bass, and Ed Blackwell on drums plus, of course, master Eric Dolphy on alto saxophone, bass clarinet, and flute.
- Fire Waltz
- Bee Vamp
- The Prophet