Outward Bound (album)

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Outward Bound
Outward Bound (album).jpg
Studio album by Eric Dolphy
Released 1960
Recorded April 1, 1960
Studio Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ
Genre Jazz
Length 36:41
Label New Jazz
NJLP 8236
Eric Dolphy chronology
Outward Bound
Here and There
(1960)Here and There1960
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

Outward Bound is a jazz album by Eric Dolphy, released in 1960. His first album as leader, it is somewhat less adventurous and more oriented towards straight bebop than the majority of his later recordings.

Of the three Dolphy originals on the album, "G.W." is dedicated to the Californian bandleader Gerald Wilson, "Les" is named after the trombonist Lester Robinson, and "245" was the number of Dolphy's house.

Track listing[edit]

All songs by Eric Dolphy except where noted.

  1. "G.W." – 7:57
  2. "On Green Dolphin Street" (Bronislaw Kaper, Ned Washington) – 5:44
  3. "Les" – 5:12
  4. "245" – 6:49
  5. "Glad to Be Unhappy" (Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart) – 5:26
  6. "Miss Toni" (Charles "Majeed" Greenlee) – 5:40



  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.