This release includes two complete original LPs featuring the great Eric Dolphy in a small group format with Mal Waldron on piano and Ron Carter on cello & bass. Both albums were recorded within a one-week period in June 1961. "Where?" (New Jazz NJLP8265) was issued under Ron Carter’s name, while "The Quest" (New Jazz NJLP8269) was made under the leadership of Mal Waldron. Booker Ervin on tenor saxophone (on The Quest only), bassists George Duvivier and Joe Benjamin (one on each LP), and drummer Charlie Persip (on both albums) complete the personnel.
ERIC DOLPHY, alto sax, flute, Bb & bass clarinets (out on 4-5) BOOKER ERVIN, tenor sax (on 7-10 & 12-13 only) MAL WALDRON, piano RON CARTER, cello (bass on 2-3 & 6) GEORGE DUVIVIER, bass (on 1-2 & 4-5 only) JOE BENJAMIN, bass (on 7-13 only) CHARLIE PERSIP, drums
TRACKS [1-6]: WHERE? Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, June 20, 1961. TRACKS [7-13]: THE QUEST Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, June 27, 1961.
INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET
01) RALLY 02) BASS DUET 03) SOFTLY, AS IN A MORNING SUNRISE 04) WHERE? 05) YES, INDEED 06) SAUCER EYES 07) STATUS SEEKING 08) DUQUILITY 09) THIRTEEN 10) WE DIDDIT 11) WARM CANTO 12) WARP AND WOOF 13) FIRE WALTZ