Eric Dolphy - Iron Man
Label: Epic ‎– ECPM-91
Series: Best Jazz Collection –
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue
Country: Japan
Date of released: 1973
Category: Jazz
Style: Free Jazz, Post Bop, Avantgarde
Genre: Jazz
Musician: Eric Dolphy
Album's name: Iron Man
ZIP archive size: 1348

Eric Dolphy - Iron Man

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Iron Man
Composed By – E. Dolphy*
A2 Mandrake
Composed By – E. Dolphy*
A3 Come Sunday
Composed By – D. Ellington*
B1 Burning Spear
Composed By – E. Dolphy*
B2 Ode To C.P.
Composed By – J. Byard*

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – CBS/Sony Inc.


  • Alto Saxophone – Huey Simmons*
  • Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute – Eric Dolphy
  • Bass – Eddie Kahn* (tracks: A1), Richard Davis
  • Drums – J.C. Moses
  • Flute – Prince Lasha
  • Producer – Alan Douglas
  • Soprano Saxophone – Clifford Jordan
  • Trumpet – Woody Shaw, Jr.*
  • Vibraphone – Robert Hutcherson*


Recorded July 1st & 4th 1963

Manufactured by CBS/SONY Inc. (Tokyo Japan) / ® Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc./ SONY ® Sony Corp./ © PMJJ Ⓚ

Include Japanese liner notes.

Extracted from the liner notes:
"This record was produced during the early part of 1964, when Eric Dolphy and producer Alan Douglas decided to experiment with Eric's original compositions.

Two approaches were agreed upon. One was of clear simplicity; Eric on reed instruments and Richard Davis on bass. The other was more involved - a ten piece orchestra of young men who understood and admired Eric's work.

The recording sessions took place late at night in a very relaxed studio for five successive nights. In this environment the playing of Eric Dolphy, Richard Davis and the other musicians was unbelievably inspired. So much was created, individual compositions went from "almost commercial" to "very far out."

Two albums were produced from that beautiful week. The first, called 'Conversations,' was released through FM Records (now available through the Roulette Record catalogue). On this, the second, is incorporated performances that were considered too futuristic to put out at that time.

Eric died in 1964, and he would have been happy to know this L.P. has been released. Douglas International thanks Mrs. Sadie Dolphy, Eric's mother, and John Carter for their help in recreating one of the most imaginative experiences in Eric Dolphy's musical career."

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
SD 785 Eric Dolphy Iron Man ‎(LP, Album) Douglas SD 785 US 1968
7 72659-2 Eric Dolphy Iron Man ‎(CD, Album, RE) Restless Records, Metrotone Records 7 72659-2 US 1992
KZ 30873 Eric Dolphy Iron Man ‎(LP, Album, RE) Douglas KZ 30873 US 1971
CDGR 147 Eric Dolphy Iron Man ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM) Charly Records CDGR 147 Germany 1997
CELCD 5015 Eric Dolphy Iron Man ‎(CD, Album) Celluloid CELCD 5015 US 1986

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