Amazing ensemble – Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, Richard Davis, Tony Williams – takes full advantage of the freedom that Dolphy offers. The result is a masterpiece of avant-garde free jazz never heard before and maybe even after. The best description of the album’s groove, that I can think of, could be wide and empty space, opened universe, which gives you a complete freedom of abstract comprehension. Out To Lunch was recorded for Blue Note on Feb. 25, 1964. Half a century later it still sounds futuristic. Enjoy!
Eric Allan Dolphy, Jr. (June 20, 1928 – June 29, 1964) was an American jazz alto saxophonist, flautist, and bass clarinetist. On a few occasions, he also played the clarinet, piccolo, and baritone saxophone. Dolphy was one of several multi-instrumentalists to gain prominence in the 1960s. He was also the first important bass clarinet soloist in jazz, and among the earliest significant flute soloists.