Charles Mingus Mingus Dynasty (1959) Columbia

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Selection 1: Song with Orange Selection 2: Mood Indigo (Ellington) Mingus dons the Ellington mantle, and carries it off with flair. Encore: (Joe L’s hot pick) : Slop  Artists Richard Williams, Don Ellis(t) Jimmy Knepper (trb) Jerome Richardson (fl, bars) John Handy (as) … Continue reading

Horace Parlan Blue Parlan (1979) SteepleChase

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Track Selection: Pork Pie Hat (Mingus) A rendition of Mingus’s elegy to Lester Young, “Goodbye Porkpie Hat,” Artists Horace Parlan (p), Wilbur Little (b), Dannie Richmond (d) recorded November 13, 1978 Copenhagen, Denmark. As a child, Parlan was stricken with polio, … Continue reading

Charles Mingus Ah Um (1959) Columbia Six Eye

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(Images updated May 27, 2016) Track Selection: Better Git It in your Soul (Mingus) Too much to choose from, so Side One, Track One. Artists Jimmy Knepper (trb) John Handy (as, cl) Booker Ervin (ts) Curtis Porter (ts, as) Horace Parlan … Continue reading

Mingus Jazz Portraits (Wonderland) 1959 WRC

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Track Selection 1: Nostalgia in Times Square If you like, sing along! “a woo woo, a woo woo, a diddly da, a diddly da, a diddly da a woo woo…” (reprise, change key) Track selection 2: Alice’s Wonderland Artists John Handy … Continue reading

Charles Mingus “The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady” (1963)

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Track Selection: Solo Dancer: Stop! Look! And Listen, Sinner Jim Whiney! Artists Rolf Ericson, Richard Williams (tp) Quentin Jackson (tb) Don Butterfield (cbtb, tu) Jerome Richardson (fl, ss, bars) Dick Hafer (fl, ts) Charlie Mariano (as) Jaki Byard (p) Jay Berliner (g) Charles … Continue reading

Charles Mingus “East Coasting” (1957)

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Track Selection: West Coast Ghost (My thanks to Felix Strange for helping choose my first post back after Easter. I had forgotten how good this record is) 🙂 Artists Clarence Shaw (tp) Jimmy Knepper (tb) Curtis Porter (as, ts) Bill Evans … Continue reading

Charles Mingus: Trio (1957) Japan

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(Updated May 21, 2017) Selected Track: “Dizzy Moods” (updated May 21, 2017) Artists Charles Mingus (b) Danny Richmond (d)  Hampton Hawes (p) Recorded 1957 Music Mingus, teamed with the mercurial  brilliance of west coast pianist Hampton Hawes and stalwart Dannie Richmond.  Hawes is in … Continue reading

Mingus Live in Europe Vol.1 (1964) Enja

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 Track Selection Mingus in Europe soundclip on  YouTube Artists Charles Mingus Quintet, with Eric Dolphy (f,bc), Clifford Jordan (ts), Jaki Byard (p) and Dannie Richmond (d)  live at Wuppertal Townhall, Wuppertal, West Germany, 26th April 1964 Music Recorded towards the end … Continue reading