Iron Man (Eric Dolphy album)

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Iron Man
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Studio album by
RecordedJuly 1 & 3, 1963[1]
StudioMusic Maker's Studios, New York City
LabelDouglas International
ProducerAlan Douglas
Eric Dolphy chronology
Far Cry
Iron Man
Alternative cover
(Abdul) Mati Klarwein cover art
Alternative cover
Varèse Sarabande release
Alternative cover
Jazz World release
Jazz World release
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic[2]5/5 stars

Iron Man is a 1963 album by American jazz multi-instrumentalist, Eric Dolphy, and is the recorded debut of trumpeter Woody Shaw. According to the album cover notes, the recording sessions took place late at night in a very relaxed studio for five successive nights. So much was created, individual compositions went from "almost commercial" to "very far out." Two albums were produced from recordings made that week. The first was called "Conversations" and was released on the FM Records label. "Iron Man" incorporated performances that were considered "too futuristic" for immediate release, but was published in 1968, after Dolphy's death.

Track listing[edit]

Side 1:

  1. "Iron Man" – 9:07
  2. "Mandrake" – 4:50
  3. "Come Sunday" (Ellington) – 6:24

Side 2:

  1. "Burning Spear" – 11:49
  2. "Ode To Charlie Parker" (Byard) – 8:05

All songs composed by Dolphy except as noted.



  • Douglas International Recording Corporation SD785
  • Fresh Sound FSRCD 1628
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  2. ^ Huey, Steve. "Iron Man". Allmusic.