In the Material World: Eric Dolphy's Handwritten Notes on Physics, Psychoacoustics and Other Real Modalities of Free Jazz
The enigmatic quality of Eric Dolphy supersedes the strange circumstances surrounding his death. A major proponent of non-Western thinking, particularly regarding America's reception to non-linear jazz forms, the actuality of sound dominated Dolphy's thinking as a student.
But something I just stumbled upon yielded an interest that I'm not normally accustomed to follow with musicians who had such a brief career.
Perhaps I've been engaged with Dolphy's papers he did for a physics class for too long today, but there's something very telling by the notes that he scribbled onto loose-leaf here. (And thanks to my father's penmanship, I am well-versed in discerning words from chicken scratch.)
Thanks to Joe Con, indeed, for putting this up from his archives.
I advise you to go through Dolphy's notes twice. It's clear music dominated his thoughts on, well, everything.© 2016 The Classical Art, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.