After being issued haphazardly over the next 30 years, a comprehensive box set featuring all of the recorded music from the Vanguard was released on Impulse! Howard Johnson, the multi-instrumentalist, composer, arranger and actor, who took the tuba into the inner circle of jazz, died Monday, Jan. 11, at his home in Harlem. featured yet another young performer, drummer Tony Williams, and Dolphy's participation on Hill's Point of Departure session brought him into contact with the tenor player Joe Henderson. [12] At age thirteen he received a "Superior" award on clarinet from the California School Band and Orchestra festival. The acclaimed Scottish-born saxophonist Joe Temperley, a veteran of the Duke Ellington and Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestras, died May 11 in New York City. For me, the go-to Dolphy record has to be his most famous, Out to Lunch (1964), which was recorded shortly before his death and released posthumously. 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Eric Quizon's father, Dolphy, died on July 10, 2012 as he was 83 years old. On the 50th anniversary of his death, 12 fascinating facts about John Coltrane The jazz legend was just 40 when he died, but during his short life he changed music forever Social Sharing "[57] However, Davis new quintet's rhythm section had all worked under Dolphy, thus creating a band whose brand of "out" was strongly influenced by Dolphy. Eric didn't use any drugs. Dolphy occasionally recorded unaccompanied saxophone solos;[41] his only predecessors were the tenor players Coleman Hawkins (most notably "Picasso", 1948[42]) and Sonny Rollins (for example "Body and Soul", 1958[43]), making Dolphy the first to do so on alto. In spite of this situation, we are going to look at inventive ways to look at serving our readership with digital content and of course in print too. Mingus then named the blues they had been performing "So Long Eric". In late June, Dolphy died. He was the son of Melencio Espinosa Quizon (father) and Salud de la Rosa Vera (mother). [45] (The earliest known version was recorded at the Five Spot during his residency with Booker Little.) I have been thinking of Dolphy lately because recent events have reminded me of the controversy surrounding his tragic death in 1964, cutting short his remarkable, if brief, career. “Gazzelloni”, the only vehicle for flute, still retains a hard bop swing to it for all its uneven structure and unusual harmonies. They gave him some detox stuff and he died, and nobody ever went into that club in Berlin again. Eric Dolphy died in Berlin, on June 29, 1964 just nine days after his thirty-sixth birthday. Jazz critic Ted Gioia is right to point out that, unlike most free-jazz musicians, Dolphy’s aspirations were originally on becoming a classical musician, and his early penchant for Debussy, Ravel and Webern would remain influences for his compositions, if not his solo technique. So he died for nothing. Quizon was last seen in public in a supermarket in Quezon City on Friday, where he suddenly collapsed. During this time, Dolphy participated in other recording sessions with Mingus for the Candid label and took part in the Newport Rebels session. With Eric, that's all you could remember. Dolphy worked intermittently with Ron Carter and Freddie Hubbard throughout his career, and in later years he hired Herbie Hancock, Bobby Hutcherson and Woody Shaw to work in his live and studio bands. First published in 1947, Varsity is the independent student newspaper for the University of Cambridge. ", recorded on Outward Bound. [1] One night was documented and has been released on three volumes of At the Five Spot as well as the compilation Here and There. He was 79. Birthplace: Los Angeles, CA Location of death: Berlin, Germany Cause of death: Diabetes complications R. Military service: US Army [1] Heart attack, brought on by undiagnosed diabetes. [12] It was announced in May 2014 that five boxes of music papers had been donated to the Library of Congress. Patrick Graney reflects on the life and death of a truly unique musician. [55] Shortly after Dolphy's death, Curson recorded and released Tears for Dolphy, featuring a title track that served as an elegy for his friend. The Penguin Jazz Guide observes that this was the third time Dolphy had used the word “out” in his album title − the previous two were Outward Bound (1960) and Out There (1961) − which may give us an idea of its avant-garde pretensions. [56] His headstone bears the inscription "He Lives In His Music."[14]. He was a student at Florentino Torres High School. I don't remember any drags he did to anybody. Dolphy was fortunate to appear in many sessions which have since become classics of the jazz canon, and I would venture that some of his most impressive solos are found in these recordings, rather than on those with him as leader. Personal highlights include his sensitive flute passages on “Stolen Moments” from the Oliver Nelson album, The Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961), and “Refuge” from Andrew Hill’s Point of Departure (1964), which captures his energetic virtuosity on alto. This is especially notable since jazz was being pulled in so many directions at the time − free jazz, hard bop, modal jazz − that this recording seems to resist identification with any single tendency, making it all the more original. Dolphy, Mingus said, "was a complete musician. He was hospitalized that night, but his condition worsened. Cause of death was reported as renal failure related to chronic abuse of heroin and alcohol. [15] Beginning in 1952, he attended the Navy School of Music. Tapscott was injured in an auto accident, that led him to give up the trombone, and focus exclusively on the piano. [67] and included a Dolphy tribute entitled "The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue" on his 1970 album Weasels Ripped My Flesh. He was taken to a hospital bed and left for the drugs to run their course, completely misdiagnosing his condition. Quizon never married and was public with his relationships and family. Like pianist Thelonious Monk, he was an inspirational artist in the sense that he did not compromise this style for critical approval. [37] The album features three Dolphy compositions: "G.W. Dolphy and John Coltrane knew each other long before they formally played together, having met when Coltrane was in Los Angeles with Johnny Hodges in 1954. Fantasy released a 9-CD box set in 1995 containing all of Dolphy's recorded output for Prestige.[33]. Bibliographies. Dolphy intended to settle in Europe with his fiancée Joyce Mordecai, who was working in the ballet scene in Paris. [14] He attended Dorsey High School, where he continued his musical studies and learned additional instruments. Dolphy was one of several multi-instrumentalists to gain prominence around the time that he was active. [1], Dolphy was engaged to marry Joyce Mordecai, a classically trained dancer who resided in Paris. Eric Dolphy was a virtuoso on the alto saxophone, flute and bass clarinet. Eric Quizon and siblings remember dad Dolphy's 7th death anniversary July 11, 2019 Inalala ng magkakapatid na Eric, Coco, at Zia Quizon ang kanilang yumaong ama na si King of Comedy Dolphy sa seventh death anniversary nito noong Miyerkules, July 10. Settling in New York by early 1960 led to Dolphy’s most noted performing associations, with Charles Mingus, trumpeter Booker Little, and John Coltrane. The man was absolutely without a need to hurt. He and John Coltrane (41 at his demise) "were on [a] health food pills and honey" diet that they thought "made them much stronger when they played." [77][78] The film includes video clips from Dolphy's TV appearances, along with interviews with the members of the Misha Mengelberg trio, with whom Dolphy recorded in June 1964, as well as commentary from Buddy Collette, Ted Curson, Jaki Byard, Gunther Schuller, and Richard Davis. Today would have been his 79th birthday. Frank Zappa acknowledged Dolphy as a musical influence in the liner notes to the 1966 album Freak Out! Dolphy also admired the Italian flute virtuoso Severino Gazzelloni, after whom he named his composition Gazzelloni.[47]. and an appearance on pianist/composer Andrew Hill's Blue Note album Point of Departure, Dolphy left for Europe with Charles Mingus' sextet in early 1964. in 1997, called The Complete 1961 Village Vanguard Recordings. It was announced in May 2014 that five boxes of music papers had been donated to the Library of Congress. [2][3] Dolphy extended the vocabulary and boundaries of the alto saxophone, and was among the earliest significant jazz flute soloists. [52] He was apparently seriously ill when he arrived, and during the first concert was barely able to play. A later documentary and liner notes dispute this, saying Dolphy collapsed on stage in Berlin and was brought to a hospital. The attending hospital physicians did not know that Dolphy was a diabetic and decided on a stereotypical view of jazz musicians related to substance abuse,[11] that he had overdosed on drugs. Eric Allan Dolphy Jr. (June 20, 1928 – June 29, 1964) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, bass clarinetist and flautist. R.I.P. [63], Dolphy was posthumously inducted into the Down Beat magazine Hall of Fame in 1964. Eric Dolphy died accidentally in Berlin on June 28, 1964. Geraldino “Dino” Quizon has died at 45 years old, his sisters announced. Out to Lunch showcases Dolphy as composer as well as musician, showing that, despite his tonal freedom as a soloist, he was still wedded to the fixed compositions of hard bop and bebop and did not go in for the whole free-jazz hog. The set features Dolphy heavily on both alto saxophone and bass clarinet, with Eric the featured soloist on their renditions of "Naima". Today, Quizon and his brother Epy are part of an advocacy to create awareness of COPD. Eric Dolphy, apparently unaware of the diabetes that an autopsy disclosed, "passed out on stage, went into a coma and died," age 36. Last Date, originally a radio broadcast of a concert in Hilversum in the Netherlands, features Misha Mengelberg and Han Bennink, although it was not Dolphy's last public performance. We are therefore almost entirely reliant on advertising for funding, and during this unprecedented global crisis, we expect to have a tough few months and years ahead. Indeed, the album is characterised by an elaborate set of pieces which only occasionally skim the edges of musical freedom when the solo sections are long underway. Media in category "Eric Dolphy" The following 3 files are in this category, out of 3 total. One high-profile critic was Miles Davis, who famously said Dolphy played saxophone like “someone was treading on his foot” (Davis softens the snub in his autobiography, saying Dolphy “could play; I just didn’t like the way he played”). In 1964, Dolphy signed with Blue Note and recorded Out to Lunch! Some details of his death are still disputed, but it is accepted that he died of a coma brought on by an undiagnosed diabetic condition. [49], After Out to Lunch! "Jazz musicians had always encountered widespread racism, but the case of Dolphy brings this to a whole other level". Charlie Persip died at the age of 91. May you find peace in heaven. Dolphy (Comedian) real name was Rodolfo Vera Quizon Sr.. In early 1964, he joined Mingus' working band again,[7] along with Jaki Byard, Johnny Coles, and Clifford Jordan. [23] In 1961, Dolphy left Mingus' band and went to Europe for a few months, where he was recorded in Scandinavia and Berlin. [19] He took part in Mingus' big band recording Pre-Bird (later re-released as Mingus Revisited), and is featured on "Bemoanable Lady". We should all take inspiration from Dolphy’s audacity as an artist to pursue a style that won as many detractors as fans, while reflecting on the fact that ingrained racist attitudes brought about his tragic demise. To have seen Dolphy live must have been a different experience altogether, but we are surely blessed to have his genius on these records, especially as most of them they have been remastered so superbly. He was very familiar with the music of composers such as Anton Webern and Alban Berg, and had a large record collection that included music by these composers, as well as by Debussy, Ravel, Stravinsky, and Bartók. [7] Dolphy appears with Hamilton's band in the film Jazz on a Summer's Day playing flute during the Newport Jazz Festival of 1958. That was the end of that club". Carter, Hancock and Williams would go on to become one of the quintessential rhythm sections of the decade, both together on their own albums and as the backbone of Miles Davis's second great quintet. [1] On a few occasions, he also played the clarinet and piccolo. He was Filipino by natinoanliy. Many thanks, all of us here at Varsity would like to wish you, your friends, families and all of your loved ones a safe and healthy few months ahead. Coltrane, Greensleeves, Africa Brass, bass line.png 942 × 384; 2 KB [14] He graduated in 1947, then attended Los Angeles City College, during which time he played contemporary classical works such as Stravinsky's L'Histoire du soldat and, along with Jimmy Knepper and Art Farmer, performed with Roy Porter's 17 Beboppers,[14] He went on to make eight recordings with Porter by 1949. Mingus pleaded with him not to; he even wrote a tune called “So Long, Eric,” hoping that Dolphy might change his mind. He also recorded two takes of a short solo rendition of "Love Me" in 1963, released on Conversations and Muses. AKA Eric Allan Dolphy, Jr. Jazz saxophonist, clarinetist. He cut his teeth in the Chico Hamilton group of the late fifties, a live performance of which is immortalised in the 1958 film Jazz on a Summer’s Day, and went on to achieve more prominence working alongside other giants of the day, from John Coltrane and Charles Mingus to free-jazz pioneer Ornette Coleman. Rest in peace my brother,” Eric wrote. He recorded often, but opportunities to play in public were erratic. What makes Out to Lunch so appealing is its careful balance between ambitious compositional structure and a measured freedom during the solos. Charles Mingus had known Dolphy from growing up in Los Angeles,[18] and the younger man joined Mingus' Jazz Workshop in 1960, shortly after arriving in New York. Dolphy was the subject of a 1991 documentary titled Last Date, directed by Hans Hylkema, written by Hylkema and Thierry Bruneau, and produced by Akka Volta. Out to Lunch! He was born on July 25, 1928 at Tondo, Philippines. He became more interested in jazz in the early 1950s, dedicating much of that decade to perfecting his technique and carving out his own musical voice. After being administered a shot of insulin he lapsed into insulin shock and died". American jazz fans know Mr. … He was a fine lead alto in a big band. B. Spellman's Four Jazz Lives, was preparing himself to play with Cecil Taylor. [25][26] They would often exchange ideas and learn from each other,[14] and eventually, after many nights sitting in with Coltrane's band, Dolphy was asked to become a full member in early 1961. Eventually much of this material was passed on to the musician James Newton. [12][72], Dolphy's compositions are the inspiration for many tribute albums, such as Oliver Lake's Prophet and Dedicated to Dolphy, Jerome Harris' Hidden In Plain View,[73] Otomo Yoshihide's re-imagining of Out to Lunch!,[74] Silke Eberhard's Potsa Lotsa: The Complete Works of Eric Dolphy,[75] and Aki Takase and Rudi Mahall's duo album Duet For Eric Dolphy.[76]. The rhythm section consisted of Richard Davis, Mal Waldron and Ed Blackwell. He died of complications of diabetes. [32] Little's leader date for Candid, Out Front, featured Dolphy mainly on alto sax, though he played bass clarinet and flute on some ensemble passages. The cause was complications related to gastrointestinal stromal tumors, according to a JALC rep. Dolphy was engaged to marry Joyce Mordecai, a classically trained dancer who resided in Paris. He was one of the greatest people I've ever known, as a man, a friend, and a musician. [69], In 1997, the Vienna Art Orchestra released Powerful Ways: Nine Immortal Non-evergreens for Eric Dolphy as part of its 20th anniversary box set. I can only say my life was made much better by knowing him. On the other hand, the duet between double bass and bass clarinet on “Something Sweet, Something Tender” seems to bring Dolphy’s classical origins to the foreground, although tenderness and sweetness are perhaps stretched to their harmonic limit. In addition, Dolphy's album Far Cry, recorded for Prestige, features Little on five tunes (one of which, "Serene", was not included on the original LP release). Eric Dolphy, who introduced him to John Coltrane.) This sextet worked at the Five Spot before playing at Cornell University and Town Hall in New York (both were recorded: Cornell 1964 and Town Hall Concert) and subsequently touring Europe. [64] John Coltrane paid tribute to Dolphy in an interview: "Whatever I'd say would be an understatement. Eric Dolphy. Before a concert in Oslo, he informed Mingus that he planned to stay in Europe after their tour was finished, partly because he had become disillusioned with the United States' reception to musicians who were trying something new. Jazz great Eric Dolphy was born 20 June 1928. It has also been said that he was happy to retire from the road after some unpleasant experiences as a black musician touring the South. His death … He was left in a hospital bed for the drugs to run their course. "[6] Although Dolphy's work is sometimes classified as free jazz, his compositions and solos were often rooted in conventional (if highly abstracted) tonal bebop harmony.[8][9][10]. Dolphy was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Little was with Max Roach (1958-1959) and then freelanced in New York. Read More: A Love Letter to…Louis Armstrong. Mingus was crushed. He was Movies (Comedian) by profession. The album Far Cry contains his performance of the Gross-Lawrence standard "Tenderly" on alto saxophone,[44] and, on his subsequent tour of Europe, Billie Holiday's "God Bless the Child" was featured in his sets. He died in 1964, nine days after his 36th birthday. [27][28] Coltrane had gained an audience and critical notice with Miles Davis's quintet, but alienated some jazz critics when he began to move away from hard bop. Dolphy died after a five-year battle with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to his long-time partner, actress and singer Zsa Zsa Padilla. In fact, he knew more than was supposed to be possible to do on them."[22]. John Coltrane was given his flute and bass clarinet upon his death, and according to his biography used to travel with a photograph of their owner. There is a certain playfulness about much of the album’s work, from the irregular 9/4 lilt of “Hat and Beard”, a Monk tribute, to the humorous “Straight Up and Down” which depicts a drunken gait in its slow rhythm and lurches in register. His cause of death was multiple organ failure. "[22], Dolphy was buried in Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery in Los Angeles. He was 36 years old. Dolphy was, in fact, teetotal and took a dim view of drugs. John Coltrane paid tribute to Dolphy in an interview: “Whatever I’d say would be an understatement. All content © 1996-2021 Varsity Publications Ltd. Is Eric Quizon's mother, Pamela Ponti, dead or alive? 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Coltrane later said of this criticism: "they made it appear that we didn't even know the first thing about music (...) it hurt me to see [Dolphy] get hurt in this thing. Charlie Persip Death | Charlie Persip Obituary – Charlie Persip has been declared dead in a tweet made on the 23rd of August 2020 by Sonny Rollins Bridge (@RollinsBridge). While touring in West Berlin, he collapsed into a diabetic coma and was taken to hospital. Pianist Geri Allen analyzed Dolphy's music for her master's thesis at the University of Pittsburgh,[68] and paid tribute to Dolphy in tunes like "Dolphy's Dance," recorded and released on her 1992 album Maroons. Though the details of his death are disputed, Dolphy is thought to have collapsed on stage in Berlin due to a diabetic coma, with doctors assuming he was high. He was a diabetic—all they had to do was take a blood test and they would have found that out. Charles Mingus's "Eclipse" from this album is one of the rare instances where Dolphy solos on soprano clarinet (others being "Warm Canto" from Mal Waldron's The Quest,[39] "Densities" from the compilation Vintage Dolphy,[40] and "Song For The Ram's Horn" from an unreleased recording from a 1962 Town Hall concert). [20] Later he joined Mingus' working band which also included Ted Curson at the time. Some details of his passing are still disputed, but it is accepted that he died of a coma brought on by an undiagnosed diabetic condition. And he had mastered all the instruments he played. Eventually much of this material was passed on to the musician James Newton. You will be missed. Although Coltrane's quintets with Dolphy (including the Village Vanguard and Africa/Brass sessions) are now well regarded, they originally provoked Down Beat magazine to brand Coltrane and Dolphy's music as 'anti-jazz'. Dolphy entered the U.S. Army in 1950 and was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. 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