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Chair in the Sky

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
After bassist/composer Charles Mingus' death on January 5, 1979, a reunion band featuring some of his former sidemen called Mingus Dynasty was formed. Cut just six months after the bassist's demise, this album was the first Mingus Dynasty recording, and it has its moments. Such alumni as altoist John Handy, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, trumpeter Jimmy Owens, and tenorman Joe Farrell meet up with two members of Mingus' last major band pianist Don Pullen and drummer Dannie Richmond, plus bassist Charlie Haden, who ably fills in for the late bandleader. In addition to "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" which was becoming popular at the time, the septet performs three numbers from Mingus' ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
After bassist/composer Charles Mingus' death on January 5, 1979, a reunion band featuring some of his former sidemen called Mingus Dynasty was formed. Cut just six months after the bassist's demise, this album was the first Mingus Dynasty recording, and it has its moments. Such alumni as altoist John Handy, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, trumpeter Jimmy Owens, and tenorman Joe Farrell meet up with two members of Mingus' last major band pianist Don Pullen and drummer Dannie Richmond, plus bassist Charlie Haden, who ably fills in for the late bandleader. In addition to "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" which was becoming popular at the time, the septet performs three numbers from Mingus' collaboration with Joni Mitchell, plus "Boogie Stop Shuffle" and "My Jelly Roll Soul." Handy and Pullen, in particular, fare well in this spirited setting, although one does miss the innovative bassist.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2006
  • Label: Collectables
  • UPC: 090431773321
  • Catalog Number: 7733
  • Sales rank: 201,812

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mingus Dynasty Primary Artist
John Handy Alto Saxophone
Jimmy Knepper Trombone
Jimmy Owens Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Don Pullen Piano
Dannie Richmond Drums
John "Captain John" Handy Alto Saxophone, Group Member
Joe Farrell Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Haden Bass
Technical Credits
Jimmy Knepper Arranger
Nesuhi Ertegun Engineer, Executive Producer
Nat Hentoff Liner Notes
Ilhan Producer
Ilhan Mimaroglu Producer, Audio Production
Mike Moran Engineer
Sy Johnson Arranger
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