Conversations (Eric Dolphy album)

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Studio album by
RecordedJuly 1 & 3, 1963
StudioMusic Maker's Studios, New York City, NY
FM-LP 308
ProducerAlan Douglas
Eric Dolphy chronology
Here and There
Iron Man

Conversations is a 1963 album by American jazz multi-instrumentalist, Eric Dolphy first released by the FM label and later reissued by Vee-Jay as The Eric Dolphy Memorial Album the following year.[1][2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]

AllMusic reviewer Steve Huey stated "it's classic, essential Dolphy that stands as some of his finest work past Out to Lunch!. ... Even if the selections don't completely hang together as an LP statement, they're united by Dolphy's generally brilliant playing and a sense that -- after several years without entering the studio much as a leader -- Dolphy was really striving to push his (and others') music forward. The results are richly rewarding, making Conversations one of the landmarks in his catalog".[3]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Jitterbug Waltz" (Fats Waller) – 7:17
  2. "Music Matador" (Prince Lasha, Sonny Simmons) – 9:35
  3. "Alone Together" (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) – 13:36
  4. "Love Me" (Ned Washington, Victor Young) – 3:22



  • Alan Douglas – producer
  • Bill Schwartau – engineer