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Our in-store music selection of over 100,000 CDs and LPs includes: Rock, Alternative, Punk, Jazz, Classical, Soul, Funk, Blues, Hip Hop, other genres, and often Eric Dolphy albums. Our in-store DVD selection of over 10,000 titles includes: Action, Comedy, Criterion, Disney, TV DVDs and more. We hope you can visit our unique record store to see our Eric Dolphy record collection, Eric Dolphy CD collection and much more. We are located in historic downtown Princeton, New Jersey, about one hour from New York City and Philadelphia, which is easily accessible by car, train and bus.

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They Might Be Giants played free show this past Record Store Day, April 21st, 2012!

You may not know this, but independent record stores have a holiday all their own. The third Saturday of April every year is National Record Store Day! We've participated in every one since it began five years ago, and every year we've had a fantastic turnout. This past April, we were thrilled to have the Grammy-award winning band They Might Be Giants help us celebrate by performing a free concert in the nearby Princeton Public Library courtyard. 

At this point, a very small percentage of you may be wondering, "wait, who are these guys?" I'm glad you asked - but the truth of the matter is you've probably heard them and just don't know it. Have you ever seen the intro to the hit TV show "Malcolm in the Middle"? That's them. Have you ever gotten "The Daily Show's" opening song stuck in your head? That's them, and we were honored that they chose our store as the place where they wanted to play.

We'd like to mention a special thanks to our friends at Princeton Public Library who graciously agreed to host the concert. (With all the merchandise we carry, we didn’t have the space!). The staff really went out of their way to pull this off.

The weather was great, the band was in fine form and the turnout was fantastic!  Over 1,000 folks showed up, and the band spent hours at the store after at a meet-and-greet posing for photos and signing autographs.  It was truly a memorable day.

In addition to TMBG, Record Store Day featured hundreds of limited edition vinyl records from the most talented musicians of our time. If you're interested in one of the limited edition releases at the next Record Store Day, we highly recommend you arrive early to maximize your chances of buying a copy. It's first come, first serve, so we look forward to seeing you bright and early!


Eric Dolphy Biography

Eric Allan Dolphy (June 20, 1928 ? June 29, 1964) was a jazz musician who played alto saxophone, flute and bass clarinet.

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Eric Dolphy Bio Continued

Dolphy was one of several groundbreaking jazz alto players to rise to prominence in the 1960s. He was also the first important bass clarinet soloist in jazz, and among the earliest significant flute soloists; he is arguably the greatest jazz improviser on either instrument. On early recordings, he occasionally played traditional B-flat soprano clarinet. His improvisational style was characterized by a near volcanic flow of ideas, utilizing wide intervals based largely on the twelve tone scale, in addition to using an array of animal-like effects which almost literally made his instruments speak. Although Dolphy's work is sometimes classified as free jazz, his compositions and solos had a logic uncharacteristic of many other free jazz musicians of the day; even as such, he was definitively avant-garde. In the years after his death his music was more aptly described as being "too out to be in and too in to be out".

Eric Dolphy Discography Updated January 2007
Eric Dolphy Albums

Studio Eric Dolphy Vinyl & Eric Dolphy CDs

1959 Truth Rockin' Chair
1959 Hot & Cool Latin Blue Moon
1959 Wherever I Go RReMark
1960 Status Prestige
1960 Dash One Prestige
1960 Outward Bound New Jazz/OJC
1960 Here and There Prestige/OJC
1960 Looking Ahead Prestige
1960 Fire Waltz Prestige
1960 Other Aspects Blue Note
1960 Out There New Jazz
1960 The Caribe with the Latin Jazz Quintet Prestige
1960 Candid Dolphy Candid
1960 Magic Prestige
1960 Far Cry Prestige
1960 Eric Dolphy Prestige
1961 The Quest Prestige
1961 Latin Jazz Quintet New Jazz
1961 Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise Random Chance
1961 Quartet 1961 Jazz Anthology
1962 Vintage Dolphy Enja
1963 Conversations Fuel 2000
1963 Iron Man Varese
1963 Jitterbug Waltz Casablanca
1963 Conversations Celluloid
1963 Music Matador Affinity
1964 Out to Lunch Toshiba
1964 Last Date Westwind
1964 Naima Koch
1964 Unrealized Tapes WestWind

Live Eric Dolphy Records and Eric Dolphy CD Releases

1961 The Great Concert of Eric Dolphy Prestige
1961 Live! at the Five Spot, Vol. 1 New Jazz/OJC
1961 Live! at the Five Spot, Vol. 2 Prestige/OJC
1961 Berlin Concerts Enja
1961 Eric Dolphy in Europe, Vol. 3 Prestige/OJC
1961 Eric Dolphy in Europe, Vol. 2 Prestige
1961 Eric Dolphy in Europe, Vol. 1 Prestige
1961 Copenhagen Concert Fantasy
1961 Eric Dolphy Memorial Album Prestige
1961 Immortal Concerts: Five Spot Cafe New York... Giants of Jazz
1961 The Complete Uppsala Concert Jazz Door
1961 Eric Dolphy in Europe , Vols. 1-3 Prestige
1961 Live in Germany Magnetic
1963 The Illinois Concert Blue Note

Recent Live Eric Dolphy
2003 Live at the Gaslight Inn, October 1962 Ingo
2003 3 Dolphy Groups Unique Jazz

Compilation Eric Dolphy Vinyl and Eric Dolphy CD's

1958 1958-1961 Giants of Jazz
1960 Les Incontournables Wea
1960 Original Jazz Classics Collection Original Jazz
1960 The Essential Fantasy
1960 The Complete Prestige Recordings Prestige
1960 Dolphy Sound Jazz World
1961 Memorial Album Prestige
1961 Stockholm Sessions Rhino
1963 Music Matador Jazz Hour
1963 The Greatness of Eric Dolphy Trip
1963 1928-1964 Collectables
1963 Iron Man, Vol. 1 Jazz World
1963 Iron Man, Vol. 2 Jazz World
1975 Eric Dolphy, Misha Mengelberg, Jacques... Instant
2002 Quiet, Please Past Perfect
2003 Guest Artist Cannonball Adderley Everest
2003 Jitterbug Waltz Giants of Jazz
2003 This Is Eric Dolphy Fuel 2000
2004 Complete Memorial Album Sessions Lone Hill Jazz
2004 The Best of Eric Dolphy Prestige
2004 Complete Recordings Lonehill Jazz
2004 Music Matador Fresh Sounds

Eric Dolphy Music CD Appearances: John Coltrane

Coltrane Legacy (1959) Flute
Heavyweight Champion: The Complete (1959) Flute, Sax (Alto)
John Coltrane Quartet Africa Brass Sessions, Vols. 1 & 2 (1961) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Africa Brass Sessions, Vol. 2 (1961) Flute, Sax (Alto)
Gentle Side of John Coltrane (1961) Clarinet (Bass)
Impressions (1961) Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Live at the Village Vanguard (1961) Flute, Sax (Alto)
Olé Coltrane (1961) Flute, Sax (Alto)
Live in Stockholm (1961) (1961) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Newport '63 (1961) Sax (Alto)
Complete Africa/Brass Sessions (1961) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Conductor, Sax (Alto)
Quintet (1961) Flute, Sax (Alto)
Complete 1961 Village Vanguard... (1961) Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Standards (1961) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Conductor, Sax (Alto)
Live Trane: The European Tours (1961) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
John Coltrane Quartet Impressions (1961) Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Retrospective: Impulse (1962) Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
John Coltrane with Eric... On Stage 1962 (1962) Sax (Alto)
John Coltrane Live at Birdland (1962) Flute, Sax (Alto)
Spiritual (1962) Clarinet (Bass)
Live at Birdland (1963) Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Best of John Coltrane (1963) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
His Greatest Years: The Best of... (1971) Sax (Alto)
Priceless Jazz (1997) Clarinet (Bass)
Standard Trane (1999) Flute, Arranger, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Spiritual Trane (1999) Clarinet (Bass)
Very Best of John Coltrane... (2001) Clarinet (Bass)
Legacy (2002) Sax (Alto)
My Favorite Things (2002) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
His Greatest Years, Vol. 2: The... Sax (Alto)

Eric Dolphy Compact Disc Appearances: Charles Mingus

Thirteen Pictures: The Charles... (1952) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Passions of a Man: The Complete... (1956) Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Charles Mingus Presents Charles... (1960) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Complete Candid Recordings (1960) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Mingus! (1960) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Charles Mingus Presents Charles... (1960) Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Mingus Revisited (1960) Flute, Sax (Alto)
Mingus at Antibes (1960) Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Mysterious Blues (1960) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Pre-Bird (1960) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Better Git It in Your Soul (1960) Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
In a Soulful Mood (1960) Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Reincarnation of a Lovebird... (1961) Sax (Alto)
Complete Town Hall Concert (1962) Sax (Alto)
Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus,... (1963) Flute, Sax (Alto)
Astral Weeks (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Fables of Faubus (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Great Concert (Paris 1964) (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Mingus in Europe, Vol. 1 (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Live in Oslo (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Town Hall Concert (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Mingus in Europe, Vol. 2 (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Portrait (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Meditations on Integration (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Great Concert of Charles Mingus (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vol. 1 (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Vol. 2 (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Live in Stockholm (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Meditation (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Live in Paris 1964, Vol. 2 (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Mingus in Europe (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Paris 1964 (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Live in Stockholm 1964: The... (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Live in Paris 1964 (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Live in Oslo 1964, Vol. 1 (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Revenge! (1964) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Charlie Mingus Paris 1967, Vol. 2 (1995) Sax (Alto)
Charlie Mingus Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (1995) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Priceless Jazz (1997) Flute, Sax (Alto)
Charles Mingus & Eric... Immortal Concerts (1999) Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Incontournables (2000) Sax (Alto)
Live in Stuttgart 1964 (2000) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Ken Burns Jazz (2000) Sax (Alto)
West Coast: 1945-1949 (2001) Clarinet, Flute, Sax (Alto)
Charles Mingus' Finest Hour (2002) Flute, Clarinet (Bass), Sax (Alto)
Complete 1945-1949 West Coast... (2002) Clarinet, Flute, Sax (Alto)

Records Eric Dolphy Music Appears on

Affinity Affinity Plays Ornette Coleman's Little
Affinity This Is Our Lunch
Andrew Cyrille Quintet My Friend Louis
Anthony Braxton Duets (1976)
Anthony Braxton Piano Quartet, Yoshi's 1994
Berlin Contemporary Jazz Orchestr Live in Japan '96
Bjarne Nerem Portrait of a Norwegian Jazz Artist: Bj
Byard Lancaster Philadelphia Spirit in New York
Camper Van Chadbourne Eugene Von Beethoven's 69th Sin Funny
Charles Mingus Mingus in Europe
Charles Mingus Mingus in Europe, Vol. 1
Chico Hamilton That's Jazz
Chico Hamilton & Euphoria My Panamanian Friend
Daniel Humair Surrounded 1964-1987
David Jean Baptiste Groove on a Four
Eugene Chadbourne Songs
Freddie Hubbard Outpost
Han Bennink & Eugene Chadbourne 21 Years Later (Train Kept a Rollin')
Harold Danko Prestigious: A Tribute to Eric Dolphy
Howard Mandel Future Jazz
Jerome Harris Hidden in Plain View
Jerry Hahn Time Changes
Joachim Kühn Let's Be Generous
Joe Lovano & Greg Osby Friendly Fire
Joe McPhee Legend Street Two
Joe Rosenberg's Affinity with Bud Tribute to Eric Dolphy
Jon Lloyd Quartet By Confusion
Little Richard Best of Little Richard
Mark Sowlakis Simple Beauty
Mary LaRose Obbligato
Mary LaRose and Ledhead Walking Woman
Mat Maneri Trinity
New Winds Traction
Oliver Lake Prophet
Oliver Lake Virtual Reality: Total Escapism
Oliver Lake Quintet Dedicated to Dolphy
Otomo Yoshihide New Jazz Quintet ONJQ Live
Otomo Yoshihide's New Jazz Quinte Flutter
Pandelis Karayorgis Heart and Sack
Pedro Eustache Giant Sleeps
Phillippe Lemoine Kassalit
Pigpen Miss Ann
Rent Romus' Life's Blood Trio Blood Motions
Robert Dick & the Soldier String Jazz Standards on Mars
Stefano Battaglia Trio Book of Jazz, Vol. 1
String Trio of New York Intermobility
Terence Blanchard Eric Dolphy & Booker Little Remembered
The Michael Marcus 3 Live in N.Y.
The Vienna Art Orchestra Poweful Ways: Nine Immortal Evergreens
Topaz Topaz
Uffe Markussen Quartet/Quintet Back to Basics
Vandermark 5 Free Jazz Classics, Vols. 1 & 2
Wayne Horvitz/Pigpen Live in Poland
Whit Dickey Quartet Big Top
Woody Shaw Two More Pieces of the Puzzle

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