This Eric Dolphy release (like its companion volume IJ 511) marks an essential addition to the incomparable reedman's discography, as it contains two of the rare occasions in which Dolphy was captured on film. Both of these clips feature Dolphy performing with the Charles Mingus Sextet. The first shows Dolphy in a rehearsal with the band (filmed the day after the Oslo concert presented on IJ 511), which explains the inclusion of two different takes of Mingus' composition, "Meditations". A brief false start, however, leads to a short conversation Between Mingus and Dolphy. The bassist can be heard here asking Dolphy. The bassist can be heard here asking Dolphy what he is planning to do after the tour. Sadly, Eric Dolphy died in Berlin from undiagnosed diabetes on June 29 of that same year, nine days after his 36th birthday. Following their brief chat, the group performs a nearly 20 minute extended version of "Meditations". The second part of this DVD takes us back four years to 1960 and presents a long interpretation of "I'll Remember April" by the Mingus Sextet with Dolphy. In addition to Dolphy's amazing interplay with Booker Ervin, this performance showcases the exceptional pianist Bud Powell. Another rarely filmed musician, Powell was among the audience during the Mingus Sextet concert in Antibes and sat in to play with the band for this one song. Charles Mingus Sextet: Eric Dolphy (as, bass clarinet), Clifford Jordan (ts), Johnny Coles (tp), Jaki Byard (p), Charles Mingus (b), Danny Richmond (d). Stockholm, Sweden, April 13, 1964. Rehearsal before the concert. Charles Mingus Sextet: Eric Dolphy (as, bass clarinet), Ted Curson (tp), Booker Ervin (ts), Bud Powell (p), Charles Mingus (b), Danny Richmond (d). Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival, Antibes, Fra
Tracklisting: 1. So Long Eric (First version) - 2:37 (Charles Mingus). 2. Meditations 17:35 - (Charles Mingus). 3. So Long Eric (Second version) - 8:11 (Charles Mingus).