Title Date Place Personnel Tunes Releases Notes
Benny Golson and his Orchestra 10 April 1962 New York City Bill Hardman (tpt); Grachan Moncur III (tbn); Eric Dolphy (as); Bill Evans (pno); Ron Carter (bass); Charlie Persip (dr); Julius Held, Harry Lookofsky, George Ockner, Gene Orloff (vln); Harold Coletta (vla); Charles McCracken (cel); Jerome Richardson (fl); Bob Northern, Ray Alonge (fr horn); Lou Cranston (ts); Danny Bank (fl, bars), unknown; Benny Golson (arr)
398. Groovin' High 3:16
399. Donna Lee 2:44
400. Quicksilver 3:53
401. Ornithology 3:43
402. If I Should Lose You 3:00
Audio Fidelity AFLP-1978, "Pop+Jazz=Swing", according to S&T and Swing Journal. S&T give more info on this recording, with some discrepancies between them and Swing. This material was later released without the strings as JUST JAZZ (AFLP 2150). Audio Fidelity was the 1950s equivalent of an "audiophile" label, more concerned with sound quality than musical content. They claim to have produced the world's first stereo disc. The cuts are short (mostly 3-4 minutes) with very short solos. The Just Jazz album also has 5 more cuts: Moten Swing, Out of Nowhere, Autumn Leaves, Stella by Starlight, Walkin' but Eric is not on these, in contradiction to what was previously asserted here.


Other releases include AFSD6150, (EU)145049, (EU)155049, (J)ULS1866V in the sextet format, and AFSD5978 with the strings. Now on Fresh Sounds FSR-CD 302, "Walkin'". Thanks to Barry Moody for info on this.

The strings play the original tunes and the jazz ensemble plays the contrafact tunes on the same changes.

S&T say this is the most conservative playing Eric ever did, and interesting in a negative sort of way.

Also, the liner notes list Hardman as playing trombone, but Bill Hery assumes that is a typo, as is the list of songs, which is in a different order than on the album.

There are 2 takes of Groovin' High.