Reference: IJ 511
Two of the rare occasions in which Eric Dolphy was captured on film, for the first time ever on DVD. All of the footage presented here features pristine image and sound quality. The first clip was shot for a TV performance given by Eric's quintet in Berlin in 1961, the same year he performed with John Coltrane's quartet: Eric Dolphy Quintet: Eric Dolphy (as), Benny Bailey (tp), Pepsy Auer (p), Georges Joyner (b), Buster Smith (d). "Jazz-Gehört und gesehen", SWF TV Jazz Concert at the TV/Radio Exhibition, Messehalle, Berlin, Germany, August 30, 1961.
1. Geewee (4:30)
2. God Bless the Child (4:23)
3. Blues in the Closet (3:10)
4. Blues Improvisation (6:45)
The second part contains a complete performance by the Charles Mingus Sextet. This Oslo concert was filmed on April 12, 1964. Eric Dolphy died in Berlin from undiagnosed diabetes on June 29 of that same year, nine days after his 36th birthday: Charles Mingus Sextet: Eric Dolphy (as, bcl), Clifford Jordan (ts), Johnny Coles (tp), Jaki Byard (p), Charles Mingus (b), Dannie Richmond (d). University Aula, Oslo, Norway, April 12, 1964.
5. So Long Eric (19:20)
6. Orange was the Colour of her Dress, then Blue Silk (14:10)
7. Ow! (3:34)
8. Take the "A" Train (13:18)
Running Time: 69 mins. (B&W / Mono)
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