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I've heard that Eric Dolphy used to sit in his backyard in Los Angeles with his flute-listening to and playing along with the birds...
Check out her exquisite rendition of "For All We Know" with Geri Allen on piano-as featured on the soundtrack for Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy. Heartbreaking perfection and a really cool low-fi ambience-it kind of sounds like it was recorded in a room in the hotel in the film that Matt Dillon moves into when he cleans up...
Toggle Commented Mar 4, 2009 on for love of abbey at WFMU's Beware of the Blog
Thanks for the comments and feedback-that clip of Clarence Ashley playing "Cukoo Bird" is THE reason that I got a banjo and decide to learn clawhammer. Richie Stearns is amazing-that's a wicked version of "Leather Britches." Indeed Al was the bass player in Beausoleil-I'm not sure if they have a new guy now or not but you can see him with James Leva in a band called Purgatory Mountain. There's a few clips of Al with them on YouTube.