Title Date Place Personnel Tunes Releases Notes
Eric Dolphy-Booker Little Quintet 21 December 1960 Hackensack NJ Booker Little (tpt); Eric Dolphy (as,fl,bcl); Jaki Byard (pno); Ron Carter (bass); Roy Haynes (dr). 187. Ode to Charlie Parker (fl) 8:00
188. Bird's Mother (bcl) 8:45
189. It's Magic (bcl) 5:40
190. Serene (bcl) 6:38
191. Miss Ann (as) 4:15
192. Far Cry (as) 3:50
193. Left Alone (fl) 6:40
194. Tenderly (as) 4:15
"Far Cry", Prestige PR7747 or New Jazz NJLP8270, and on the twofer PR24053 with "Where?". Serene was left off these albums, but was finally released on "Dash One", MPP2517. Available now as OJC 400-2 (LP, CD). The CD has the missing Serene on it, which is also on the Prestige compilation PR24046, "25 Years of Prestige". Also on the Fantasy box, 9PRCD-44182, (F)FCD60.022, (J)VIJ4034, Fonit Cetra (I)HBS6157, (J)VDJ1594, Franklin Mint 75#19, Musica Jazz (I)MJP1018, (J)VICJ23580, (J)SMJ6569, SMJ7555, VIJ228, VDJ1613, Esquire (E)32-193 (probably never issued), Bellaphon (G)BJS40156. Far Cry is Out There. Bird's Mother is also known as Mrs. Parker of K.C. Booker doesn't play on Left Alone, Tenderly and It's Magic. Tenderly is an unaccompanied alto solo. I guess this day wasn't unusual for Eric, who played about 20 hours every day. He doesn't sound tired to me anywhere here. This is the first recording we have of Dolphy and Little together.

Joe Hellerstein has samples and transcriptions of Eric's solos on Serene and Miss Ann on the World Wide Web. Click here to go to his Dolphy page.

and later that day, specifically 8 pm to 12:30 am (thanks to Reinhold Wendt for that info)... see next entry.