On Green Dolphin Street Part 2 – 1981
George Coleman Octet
The concluding part of an all-star version of the standard
The second half of a 21-minute version of “On Green Dolphin Street” (filmed at Rome’s Music Inn in 1981) brings the piece to a climax.
After bassist Clint Houston finishes his solo, drummer Billy Higgins has a colorful spot.
Coleman, one of the great tenors, takes over, cooking hard at the rapid tempo, playing consistently creative ideas, and using circular breathing to create a fiery improvisation that concludes the marathon performance.