Freitag, 20. November 2020

Charles Mingus - Right Now - Live At The Jazz Workshop (1966)

Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer and bandleader. A major proponent of collective improvisation, he is considered to be one of the greatest jazz musicians and composers in history, with a career spanning three decades and collaborations with other jazz legends such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dannie Richmond, and Herbie Hancock.

Soon after Charles Mingus finished touring Europe with his band (the unit that featured Eric Dolphy), he recorded this album, performed live at The Jazz Workshop in San Francisco. 

With tenor-saxophonist Clifford Jordan and drummer Dannie Richmond still in the group but Jane Getz replacing pianist Jaki Byard and altoist John Handy filling in for Dolphy on one song, the band performs excellent versions of "Meditations on Integration" and "New Fables," both of which are over 23 minutes long. 

Although not up to the passionate level of the Mingus-Dolphy Quintet, this underrated unit holds its own.


New Fables (Charles Mingus) – 23:18
Meditation (For a Pair of Wire Cutters) (Charles Mingus) – 23:44

(320 kbps, cover art included)

5 Kommentare:

rev.b hat gesagt…

I like this album a lot, especially for Jane Getz. Not many players had the chops to fill in for Jaki Byard. Thanks for this and all the rest.

Unknown hat gesagt…

Mediafire denies permission to download as 'New Fables' may be available to purchase on Amazon

zero hat gesagt…

Now there´s a mega link. Hope it works!

Bob Mac hat gesagt…

Many thanks for Charles.

BTW. Whenever Mediafire does that just try again, after 2 or 3 tries you get past that deny permission message.

zero hat gesagt…

Thanks a lot, Bob Mac. Stay safe!

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