Out There (Eric Dolphy album)

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Out There
OutThere EricDolphy.jpg
Studio album by Eric Dolphy
Released 1960 (1960)
Recorded August 15, 1960
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Length 33:50
Label New Jazz
Producer Esmond Edwards
Eric Dolphy chronology
Outward Bound
Out There
Far Cry
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

Out There is a 1960 jazz album by Eric Dolphy. It was Dolphy's second album released as band leader, following his time with Charles Mingus. The album features four original compositions by Dolphy, one of which is a collaborative effort with Mingus. The album also features three covers, "Eclipse" by Mingus, "Sketch of Melba" by Randy Weston and "Feathers" by Hale Smith.[3] The cover features a painting by Richard Jennings, referred to as "the Prophet" in Dolphy's album, At the Five Spot.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Out There" (Eric Dolphy) – 6:55
  2. "Serene" (Dolphy) – 7:01
  3. "The Baron" (Dolphy) – 2:57
  4. "Eclipse" (Charles Mingus) – 2:45
  5. "17 West" (Dolphy) – 4:50
  6. "Sketch of Melba" (Randy Weston) – 4:40
  7. "Feathers" (Hale Smith) – 5:00



  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 62. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  3. ^ "Product Details". Out There. Amazon.com. Retrieved 2007-10-28.