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Overlooked: Out is In (Audio)

Jun 27, 2023

After the local news at noon, for certain jazz musicians who recorded from the mid 1950s until 1970, going out — at times way out — was in. Eric Dolphy, Booker Little and Roy Haynes were among those artists, with albums titled "Out There" "Out Front," and "Out of the Afternoon." Their albums and compositions, along with others by Sonny Rollins, Jackie McLean, Jaki Byard, Sun Ra, Gil Evans, and Dizzy Reese, will be showcased in this live broadcast. Interestingly — or confusingly — Dolphy has three separate "Out" recordings and there are two different albums with the same title: "Out Front." “Overlooked” is a show focusing on overlooked and under-heard jazz, improvisational, and other fringe music, from early roots to contemporary experiments, a mix of familiar to rare, classic to weird. Live from the shadow of Overlook Mountain in Ulster County.


Hat and Beard - Eric Dolphy, Out to Lunch
Raoul - Roy Haynes, Out of the Afternoon
We Speak - Booker Little, Out Front
Kahlil the Prophet - Jackie McLean, Destination Out
Out There - Eric Dolphy, Out There
Out Front - Jaki Byard, Out Front
Solid - Sonny Rollins, Moving Out
Saturn - Sun Ra, Outer Spaceways / Pictures of Infinity
Stratusphunk - Gil Evans, Out of the Cool
Come, Gone - Sonny Rollins, Way Out West
Krisis - Dizzy Reece, From In To Out
G.W. - Eric Dolphy, Outward Bound
Moon Ray - Roy Haynes, Out of the Afternoon
Moods In Free Time - Booker Little, Out Front

Host Rob Saffer is the former Executive Director and Producer of the Creative Music Foundation. While living in Brooklyn for 25 years, he served on advisory boards for Celebrate Brooklyn and Symphony Space. He also curated the Brooklyn Museum’s summer jazz series and helped found The Mingus Big Band.

Overlooked Playlist Archive

  • For What It's Worth / Buffalo Springfield
  • Main Title (Bedazzled) / Dudley Moore
  • Vitis Labrusca / Ben LaMar Gay
  • Hat And Beard / Eric Dolphy
  • Raoul / Roy Haynes Quartet
  • We Speak / Booker Little
  • Kahlil The Prophet (Rudy Van Gelder Edition) (2003 Digital Remaster) / Jackie McLean
  • Out There / Eric Dolphy
  • Out Front / Jaki Byard
  • Bumsy / Art Blakey
  • Solid (2005 Remastered Version) / Sonny Rollins
  • Saturn / Sun Ra
  • Stratusphunk / The Gil Evans Orchestra
  • Come Gone / Sonny Rollins
  • Krisis / Dizzy Reece Quintet
  • G. W. / Freddie Hubbard
  • Moon Ray / Roy Haynes Quartet