Alright so thar Mingus post went over extremely well so in light of that here's another avant-jazz classic, Eric Dolphy's revolutionary Out To Lunch album. The arrangements are littered with oddball skronks and squeaks, and the band features top notch players Freddie Hubbard, Bobby Hutcherson, and a young kid named Tony Williams on the drums. Shortly after Out To Lunch was recorded, Dolphy headed to Europe to gig with his pal Mingus. After the the dates, Eric stayed behind in Germany, and picked up a few extra shows. One evening in Berlin, Dolphy collapsed and died later that night in the hospital. Why one of the greatest musical minds on earth died suddenly in a foreign hospital is still hotly debated, but some form of das negligence robbed us all of hearing what may have come next from this brilliant man. Dolphy didn't live to see his masterpiece released, or see it's long-standing significance. Oddly enough, A.B. Spellman's original liner notes make no mention of Dolphy's death, as if Spellman and the rest of the world were just not ready to accept it, especially considering how alive Out To Lunch sounds.