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Eric Dolphy

Born: 
06/20/1928
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Died: 
06/29/1964
Years Active: 
1940's-1964

Eric Allan Dolphy, Jr. was an American jazz alto saxophonist, flutist and bass clarinetist. On a few occasions, he also played the clarinet, piccolo and baritone saxophone. Dolphy was one of several multi-instrumentalists to gain prominence in the 1960s. He was also the first important bass clarinet soloist in jazz and among the earliest significant flute soloists.