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At the Five Spot

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Released  1961
At the Five Spot (1961)  Memorial Album (1961)
Release date  1961
Producer  Esmond Edwards
Recorded  16 July 1961
Artist  Eric Dolphy
Label  Prestige Records
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Genres  Avant-garde jazz, Post-bop
Similar  Eric Dolphy albums, Avant-garde jazz albums, Other albums

Eric dolphy at the five spot vol 1 1961 full album

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.

Eric dolphy at the five spot vol 2 1961 full album

Volume one

  1. "Fire Waltz" (Waldron) – 13:44
  2. "Bee Vamp" (Little) – 12:30
  3. "The Prophet" (Dolphy) – 21:22
  4. "Bee Vamp" (Alternate Take) – 9:27

Volume two

  1. "Aggression" (Little) – 17:21
  2. "Like Someone in Love" (Jimmy Van Heusen) – 19:58
  3. "Number Eight (Potsa Lotsa)" (Dolphy) – 15:33
  4. "Booker's Waltz" (Little) – 14:39

Memorial Album

  1. "Number Eight (Potsa Lotsa)" (Dolphy) - 15:33
  2. "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
  • Songs

    1AggressionBooker Little17:23
    2Like Someone in LoveBooker Little19:59
    3Number Eight (Potsa Lotsa)Booker Little15:33


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