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Berlin Concerts

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Hot House
19:07  
02
When Lights Are Low
13:05  
03
Geewee
2:52
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God Bless The Child
3:31
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Hi-Fly
14:41  
06
The Meeting
5:40
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I'll Remember April
13:09  
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Total Tracks: 7   Total Length: 72:05

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Professor Jaki Byard’s Pre-Postmodern Piano

By Kevin Whitehead, Contributor

When Jaki Byard was with Charles Mingus in the 1960s, audiences would laugh when, mid-solo, Byard would burst into 1920s-style stride piano — the revved-up ragtime offshoot where the left hand bounds back and forth over the lower half of the keyboard. Its archaic quality struck listeners as comic — in that avant-garde age, stride was for antiquarians. Nowadays every hip outside or inside pianist will drop a little stride science once in awhile — like… more »

They Say All Music Guide

This two-LP set features the great multi-instrumentalist Eric Dolphy mostly stretching out on standards, coming up with very original statements on such songs as “Hot House,” “When Lights Are Low,” “Hi Fly,” “I’ll Remember April” and “God Bless the Child” (the latter taken as an unaccompanied bass clarinet solo), in addition to two brief originals. With trumpeter Benny Bailey helping out on half of the selections along with a strong rhythm section, the two-fer would be a perfect introduction for listeners not familiar with Eric Dolphy’s innovative style, but this set is very difficult to find. – Scott Yanow