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Eric Dolphy's papers, scores, transcriptions and scales acquired by the Library of Congress

Eric Dolphy's papers have recently been acquired by the Musical Division of the Library Of Congress, which comprises five boxes of material and includes several previously unperformed works, extensions of pieces including "Hat And Beard", "Gazzelloni" and "The Prophet", plus transcriptions of music by Charlie Parker, Bach and Stravinsky, plus his own improvisatory scales and transcriptions of birdsong. Previously, the papers were in the possession of Dolphy’s composer friend Hale Smith and his wife, Juanita, who later gave them to the flutist and composer James Newton.

Eric Dolphy's papers will now be available to those in the Library of Congress Performing Arts Reading Room.

[Hat tip: New York Times]