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All Music Guide - Brian Olewnick
Although Charles Mingus released a number of albums which count among the all-time greats of modern jazz, most lists of his best would include Mingus Ah Um and Mingus Dynasty, the utterly thrilling, innovative sessions from 1959. Alternate Takes provides just that from those dates -- alternate versions of six pieces, all of them noteworthy. Occasionally, one can hear why a certain take wasn't retained for the final album: On "Better Git It in Your Soul," for example, the theme as stated by the front line comes back too quickly, trampling on a Dannie Richmond drum solo. But even that raggedness is none too off-putting in a Mingus-ian context where a certain amount of ...
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All Music Guide - Brian Olewnick
Although Charles Mingus released a number of albums which count among the all-time greats of modern jazz, most lists of his best would include Mingus Ah Um and Mingus Dynasty, the utterly thrilling, innovative sessions from 1959. Alternate Takes provides just that from those dates -- alternate versions of six pieces, all of them noteworthy. Occasionally, one can hear why a certain take wasn't retained for the final album: On "Better Git It in Your Soul," for example, the theme as stated by the front line comes back too quickly, trampling on a Dannie Richmond drum solo. But even that raggedness is none too off-putting in a Mingus-ian context where a certain amount of chaos is both expected and welcome. In fact, if the listener just forgets about the whole idea of alternate takes, he or she can simply wallow in one stupendous Mingus composition after another. Saxophonists John Handy and Booker Ervin are glorious in their rare combination of hyper intelligence and deep soul, and Jimmy Knepper is his normal, outstanding self. Some of the pieces, like "Song With Orange," feature sections later dropped in the released version, but the real joy is not found in discographical oddities but in the amazing music itself. This is Mingus at or near the height of his powers, working with two of his very finest bands (tracks one through three are performed by a sextet, tracks four through six by a tentet). No self-respecting fan can possibly be without it. The booklet contains a fine essay by Mingus biographer Brian Priestley.
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  • Release Date: 2/16/1999
  • Label: Sony
  • UPC: 074646551424
  • Catalog Number: 65514

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul (8:30)
  2. 2 Bird Calls (4:53)
  3. 3 Jelly Roll (6:41)
  4. 4 Song With Orange (6:42)
  5. 5 Diane (7:29)
  6. 6 New Now Know How (4:19)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charles Mingus Primary Artist, Bass
Teddy Charles Vibes
Booker Ervin Tenor Saxophone
John Handy Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Knepper Trombone
Horace Parlan Piano
Jerome Richardson Baritone Saxophone
Dannie Richmond Drums
John "Captain John" Handy Alto Saxophone
Shafi Hadi Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Benny Golson Tenor Saxophone
Roland Hanna Piano
Mark Wilder Recorder
Rob Schwarz Recorder
Richard Gene Williams Trumpet
Technical Credits
Michael Cuscuna Reissue Producer
Teo Macero Producer
Ray Moore Engineer
Fred Plaut Engineer
Brian Priestley Liner Notes
Howard Fritzson Art Direction
Randall Martin Reissue Design
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