Mittwoch, 12. Juni 2024

Charles Mingus - East Coasting (1957)

Bassist, composer, arranger, and bandleader Charles Mingus cut himself a uniquely iconoclastic path through jazz in the middle of the 20th century, creating a musical and cultural legacy that became universally lauded.

"East Coasting" is an album by Charles Mingus, recorded and released in late 1957.
One of Charles Mingus' lesser-known band sessions, this lyrical set of five originals (plus the standard "Memories of You") features his usual sidemen of the period (trombonist Jimmy Knepper, trumpeter Clarence Shaw, Shafi Hadi on tenor and alto, and drummer Dannie Richmond), along with pianist Bill Evans. 

The music stretches the boundaries of bop, is never predictable and, even if this is not one of Mingus' more acclaimed dates, it is well worth acquiring for the playing is quite stimulating.


Memories Of You 4:23
East Coasting 5:10
West Coast Ghost 11:00
Celia 7:50
Conversation 5:25
Fifty-First Street Blues 5:45

Charles Mingus - East Coasting (1957)
(ca. 192 kbps, cover art included)

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