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Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert
     

Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert

by Charles Mingus
 
Most of Charles Mingus's larger-group recordings, particularly in the later part of his career, tended to be unruly and somewhat undisciplined. This two-CD reissue set (which adds five selections to the original two-LP program), which celebrated Mingus's return to jazz after six years of little activity. Such great jazzmen as baritonist Gerry Mulligan, tenor

Overview

Most of Charles Mingus's larger-group recordings, particularly in the later part of his career, tended to be unruly and somewhat undisciplined. This two-CD reissue set (which adds five selections to the original two-LP program), which celebrated Mingus's return to jazz after six years of little activity. Such great jazzmen as baritonist Gerry Mulligan, tenor saxophonist Gene Ammons, altoist Lee Konitz, pianist Randy Weston, James Moody (heard on flute) and a variety of Mingus regulars had a chance to play with the great bassist; even fellow bassist Milt Hinton and Bill Cosby (taking a humorous scat vocal) join in. Most of the music is overly loose but the overcrowded "E's Flat, Ah's Flat Too" and particularly the "Little Royal Suite" are memorable. The "Little Royal Suite," in addition to Ammons, Konitz, Mulligan, Charles McPherson and Bobby Jones, features an 18-year old Jon Faddis (who was sitting in for an ailing Roy Eldridge) stealing the show.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/05/1996
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646497524
catalogNumber:
64975

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charles Mingus   Primary Artist,Bass,Rhythm
Bill Cosby   Vocals,Master of Ceremonies,Track Performer
Gene Ammons   Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Eddie Bert   Trombone,Bass Trombone,Brass
Joe Chambers   Drums,Rhythm
Jon Faddis   Piano,Trumpet,Rhythm,Brass
Dizzy Gillespie   Vocals,Track Performer,scat
Bobby Jones   Clarinet,Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Lee Konitz   Alto Saxophone,Woodwind
Charles McPherson   Alto Saxophone,Woodwind
James Moody   Flute
Gerry Mulligan   Baritone Saxophone,Woodwind
Bob Stewart   Brass
Randy Weston   Piano
Howard Johnson   Baritone Saxophone,Woodwind
Dick Berg   Brass
Richard Berg   French Horn
George Dorsey   Tenor Saxophone,Woodwind
Walter Fuller   Track Performer
George Gordon   Track Performer
Honey Gordon   Vocals
Lonnie Hillyer   Trumpet,Brass
Milt Hinton   Bass,Rhythm
Teo Macero   Conductor
Lloyd Michaels   Trumpet,Brass
Lloyd Michels   Trumpet
Sharon Moe   French Horn,Brass
Eddie Preston   Trumpet,Brass
Robert Stewart   Tuba
John Birks   Track Performer

Technical Credits

Bill Cosby   Liner Notes
Bob Belden   Reissue Producer
Charles Mingus   Arranger,Composer
Bill Kirchner   Reissue Producer
Steven Berkowitz   Liner Notes,Reissue
George Gordon   Composer
Kevin Gore   Reissue
Teo Macero   Arranger,Producer,Original Album Producer
Russ Payne   Engineer
Mark Wilder   Remixing
Mort Goode   Liner Notes
Tony Sellari   Art Direction
Danny Kadar   Remixing
Arthur Weiner   Producer,Liner Notes
Sy Johnson   Arranger,Liner Notes,Reissue Producer
John Naatjes   Tape Research
Stanley Tonkel   Engineer

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