| 16 July 1961|
| Avant-garde jazz, Post-bop|
Eric Dolphy albums, Avant-garde jazz albums, Other albums
At the Five Spot volumes one and two is a pair of jazz albums documenting one night (16 July 1961) from the end of Eric Dolphy and Booker Little's two-week residency at the Five Spot in New York. This was the only night to be recorded; the engineer was Rudy Van Gelder.
A third volume from this session was released, titled Memorial Album, containing "Number Eight (Potsa Lotsa)" and "Booker's Waltz"
. These two tracks were later released on the Rudy Van Gelder remaster of Volume 2.
All three volumes were reissued as at triple LP under the title The Great Concert of Eric Dolphy. Two other tracks, Mal Waldron's "Status Seeking" and Dolphy's solo rendition of Billie Holiday's "God Bless The Child", were released on the Dolphy compilation Here and There. Dolphy and Little were backed by a rhythm section consisting of pianist Mal Waldron, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Ed Blackwell.
Dolphy's composition "The Prophet" is a tribute to the artist Richard Jennings, who had designed the covers of Dolphy's earlier albums, Outward Bound and Out There.
- "Fire Waltz" (Waldron) – 13:44
- "Bee Vamp" (Little) – 12:30
- "The Prophet" (Dolphy) – 21:22
- "Bee Vamp" (Alternate Take) – 9:27
- "Aggression" (Little) – 17:21
- "Like Someone in Love" (Jimmy Van Heusen) – 19:58
- "Number Eight (Potsa Lotsa)" (Dolphy) – 15:33
- "Booker's Waltz" (Little) – 14:39
Eric Dolphy — alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute
Booker Little — trumpet
Mal Waldron — piano
Richard Davis — double bass
Ed Blackwell — drums
- "Number Eight (Potsa Lotsa)" (Dolphy) - 15:33
- "Booker's Waltz" (Little) - 14:39
1AggressionBooker Little17:23At the Five Spot Wikipedia
2Like Someone in LoveBooker Little19:59
3Number Eight (Potsa Lotsa)Booker Little15:33