Richard Davis on finding a new sound with Eric Dolphy
Richard Davis: Guy walks up to me, and he said, "Mr. Davis?" And I said, "Yeah." He said, "My name is Eric Dolphy." He said, "Are you working this weekend?" I said, "No." He said, "Now you are."
Out to Lunch HOT fades under into Something Sweet, Something Tender
RUFFIN: AND MAN, DID DAVIS AND ALTO SAXOPHONIST DOLPHY CLICK ON THE 1964 BLUE NOTE ALBUM, OUT TO LUNCH.
RICHARD DAVIS: I remember the day where Eric and I got married. I was playing and all of a sudden I heard him do things and I started doing something similar with what he was doing and matching it. And it was, like, a love affair.
Something Sweet, Something Tender
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Excerpt of “Out to Lunch,” “Hat and Beard,” and “Something Sweet, Something Tender” from Out to Lunch!, used courtesy of Blue Note / Universal Music and by permission of HAL LEONARD MILWIN MUSIC CORP A/C M J Q MUSIC INC [BMI].