Pianist Mal Waldron, who would be in Dolphy's touring band during 1961, composed the tribute to Billie Holiday "Left Alone."
5th track from Dolphy's "Far Cry" album. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on December 21, 1960. Originally released on New Jazz (8270).
Eric Dolphy (flute); Booker Little (trumpet); Jaki Byard (piano); Ron Carter (bass); Roy Haynes (drums).
Far Cry is a jazz album by musician Eric Dolphy with trumpeter Booker Little, originally released in 1961 on New Jazz, a subsidiary of the Prestige label. Featuring their co-led quintet, it is the one of the few studio recordings of their partnership. It is also one of the earliest appearances of bassist Ron Carter on record. Dolphy took part in Ornette Coleman's Free Jazz session before recording this album on the same day.