Day: January 4, 2020

  • The Amazing Eric Dolphy: Top Bass Clarinet Player

    The Amazing Eric Dolphy: Top Bass Clarinet Player

    Alto saxophonist, flutist, and bass clarinetist Eric (Allen) Dolphy (1928-1964) was single-handedly responsible for introducing the bass clarinet to jazz as a viable solo instrument. Eric Dolphy and his bass clarinet was a key figure on New York’s early avant-garde scene, and he made formative contributions to the music of John Coltrane and Charles Mingus. He…