So Long Eric (Don’t Stay Over There Too Long)

Charles Mingus with Eric Dolphy

Filmed in Belgium on April 19 1964

Eric Dolphy explored some of the same alto space as Ornette Coleman. Both were scholars of Charlie Parker and could play every solo of his they were exposed to. Then they took their virtuosity on their own explorations.

Beautifully filmed in Belgium on April 19, 1964.


Charles Mingus – bass
Eric Dolphy – sax, bass clarinet and flute
Clifford Jordan, tenor sax
Jaki Byard – piano
Dannie Richmond – drums
Johnny Coles – trumpet