Out There (Eric Dolphy album)

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Out There
OutThere EricDolphy.jpg
Studio album by Eric Dolphy
Released 1960
Recorded August 15, 1960
Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs
Genre Avant-garde jazz, Third stream, Post-bop
Length 33:50
Label New Jazz
NJLP 8252
Producer Esmond Edwards
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 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. Many of the double bassist Ron Carter's effects were singular to the day of the recording, making this album rather impromptu.

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. (Editor) (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.