Jazz Composers Workshop [Savoy]

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The complex music on this LP finds bassist Charles Mingus looking toward contemporary classical music in some of the rather cool-toned arrangements. It was not until later in 1955 that he found the right combination of influences in which to express himself, best but these slightly earlier performances have their moments. Four of the selections feature tenor-saxophonist Teo Macero, pianist Wally Cirillo, drummer Kenny Clarke and Mingus in a quartet while the other five tracks showcase a sextet with Macero, George Barrow on tenor and baritone and clarinetist-altoist John LaPorta. [The 2003 reissue boasts improved sound and a bonus track: an...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
The complex music on this LP finds bassist Charles Mingus looking toward contemporary classical music in some of the rather cool-toned arrangements. It was not until later in 1955 that he found the right combination of influences in which to express himself, best but these slightly earlier performances have their moments. Four of the selections feature tenor-saxophonist Teo Macero, pianist Wally Cirillo, drummer Kenny Clarke and Mingus in a quartet while the other five tracks showcase a sextet with Macero, George Barrow on tenor and baritone and clarinetist-altoist John LaPorta. [The 2003 reissue boasts improved sound and a bonus track: an alternate take of "Body and Soul."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/11/2003
  • Label: Savoy Jazz
  • UPC: 795041718921
  • Catalog Number: 17189

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Purple Heart (5:37)
  2. 2 Gregarian Chant (2:52)
  3. 3 Eulogy for Rudy Williams (6:23)
  4. 4 Tea for Two (6:21)
  5. 5 Smog L.A. (3:14)
  6. 6 Level Seven (4:17)
  7. 7 Transeason (4:24)
  8. 8 Rose Geranium (4:13)
  9. 9 Getting Together (4:41)
  10. 10 Body & Soul (3:08)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charles Mingus Primary Artist, Bass
Wally Cirillo Piano
John LaPorta Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
George Barrow Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Kenny Clarke Drums
Teo Macero Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Rudy Nichols Drums
Technical Credits
Wally Cirillo Composer
Steve Backer Executive Producer
Ozzie Cadena Producer
Rudy Van Gelder Engineer
David Alan Kogut Art Direction
Paul Reid III Mastering
Lew Herman Smythe Liner Notes
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