Passions of a Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1956-1961

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All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Passions of a Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1956-1961 presents an interesting problem. There's little arguing that the music on Passions of a Man is seminal, ranking among his very best recordings. The question is whether the six-disc set is indispensable, considering that it is low on unreleased material and boasts one full interview disc. All of Mingus' Atlantic recordings between 1956 and 1961 are included in session order, with alternate takes of "E's Flat Ah's Flat Too," "My Jelly Roll Soul," "Tensions," and "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting" being added to disc three. The interview is interesting, yet most listeners will be content to hear it only ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Passions of a Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings 1956-1961 presents an interesting problem. There's little arguing that the music on Passions of a Man is seminal, ranking among his very best recordings. The question is whether the six-disc set is indispensable, considering that it is low on unreleased material and boasts one full interview disc. All of Mingus' Atlantic recordings between 1956 and 1961 are included in session order, with alternate takes of "E's Flat Ah's Flat Too," "My Jelly Roll Soul," "Tensions," and "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting" being added to disc three. The interview is interesting, yet most listeners will be content to hear it only once, so it simply adds time to the set. Still, the cost is justified -- Passions of a Man is beautifully produced, sporting sparkling remastered sound, new liner notes as well as the original album liner notes, a complete Atlantic discography, and rare photos. For fans who have yet to purchase copies of The Clown, Mingus at Antibes, or Oh Yeah, it's an essential purchase, but those who already own those discs might find too much repetition and not enough bonuses to make it worthwhile.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 10/28/1997
  • Label: Atlantic
  • UPC: 081227287122
  • Catalog Number: 72871

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Pithecanthropus Erectus - J.R. Monterose (10:36)
  2. 2 A Foggy Day - Willie Jones & Mal Waldron (7:51)
  3. 3 Love Chant - J.R. Monterose (14:59)
  4. 4 Profile of Jackie - J.R. Monterose (3:14)
  5. 5 Laura - Ed Shaughnessy (5:06)
  6. 6 When Your Lover Has Gone - Ed Shaughnessy (2:30)
  7. 7 Just One of Those Things - Ed Shaughnessy (6:10)
  8. 8 Blue Greens - Ed Shaughnessy (11:40)
Disc 2
  1. 1 The Clown - Jimmy Knepper & Charles Mingus (12:19)
  2. 2 Passions of a Woman Loved - Curtis Porter (9:49)
  3. 3 Blue Cee - Jimmy Knepper & Charles Mingus (7:56)
  4. 4 Tonight at Noon - Curtis Porter (6:01)
  5. 5 Reincarnation of a Lovebird - Curtis Porter (8:35)
  6. 6 Haitian Fight Song - Curtis Porter (11:59)
Disc 3
  1. 1 E's Flat Ah's Flat Too - Jackie McLean (6:42)
  2. 2 My Jelly Roll Soul - Jackie McLean (6:56)
  3. 3 Tensions - Jackie McLean (6:32)
  4. 4 Moanin' - Jackie McLean (8:03)
  5. 5 Cryin' Blues - Jackie McLean (5:04)
  6. 6 Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting - Jackie McLean (5:47)
  7. 7 E's Flat Ah's Flat Too - Jackie McLean (6:54)
  8. 8 My Jelly Roll Soul - Willie Dennis & Booker Ervin (11:27)
  9. 9 Tensions - Jackie McLean (5:19)
  10. 10 Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting - Jackie McLean (6:54)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Prayer for Passive Resistance - Dannie Richmond (8:23)
  2. 2 Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul - Dannie Richmond (11:36)
  3. 3 Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting - Dannie Richmond (12:06)
  4. 4 Folk Forms, No. 1 - Dannie Richmond (11:36)
  5. 5 What Love? - Ted Curson & Eric Dolphy (14:04)
  6. 6 I'll Remember April - Dannie Richmond (14:07)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Devil Woman - Rahsaan Roland Kirk & Jimmy Knepper (9:45)
  2. 2 Ecclusiastics - Doug Watkins (7:01)
  3. 3 "Old" Blues for Walt's Torin - Doug Watkins (7:59)
  4. 4 Peggy's Blue Skylight - Doug Watkins (9:48)
  5. 5 Hog Callin' Blues - Doug Watkins (7:31)
  6. 6 Oh Lord, Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me - Doug Watkins (5:46)
  7. 7 Passions of a Man - Doug Watkins (4:59)
  8. 8 Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am - Doug Watkins (4:46)
  9. 9 Invisible Lady - Doug Watkins (4:55)
  10. 10 Eat That Chicken - Doug Watkins (4:38)
Disc 6
  1. 1 Charles Mingus Interviewed by Neshui Ertegun (76:23)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charles Mingus Primary Artist, Bass, Piano, Vocals
George Adams Flute, Tenor Saxophone
Pepper Adams Baritone Saxophone
Philip Catherine Guitar
Teddy Charles Harp, Vibes
George Coleman Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Larry Coryell Guitar
Ted Curson Trumpet
Eric Dolphy Bass Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Booker Ervin Tenor Saxophone
Ricky Ford Tenor Saxophone
John Handy Alto Saxophone
Rahsaan Roland Kirk Flute, Tenor Saxophone, Multiple Reeds, Stritch, Manzello, Siren
Jimmy Knepper Trombone
Horace Parlan Piano
Bud Powell Piano
Don Pullen Piano
Dannie Richmond Drums
Ed Shaughnessy Drums
Mal Waldron Piano
Jack Walrath Trumpet
Doug Watkins Bass
Willie Dennis Trombone
Wade Legge Piano
Bob Neloms Piano
Jean Shepherd Narrator
Shafi Hadi Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ronald Hampton Trumpet
Willie Jones Drums
Jackie McLean Alto Saxophone
J.R. Monterose Tenor Saxophone
George Mraz Bass
Hall Overton Piano
Curtis Porter Tenor Saxophone
Technical Credits
Charles Mingus Liner Notes
Paul Jeffrey Arranger
Hugh Brown Art Direction
Joel Dorn Liner Notes
Tom Dowd Engineer, Liner Notes
Nesuhi Ertegun Producer
Nat Hentoff Liner Notes
Dan Hersch Remastering
Bill Inglot Remastering
Hal Lustig Engineer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Sue Mingus Liner Notes
Ted Myers Editorial Coordinator
David Raksin Composer
Gunther Schuller Liner Notes
Bob Doherty Engineer
Patrick Milligan Liner Notes
Elizabeth Pavone Editorial Coordinator
Julie Vlasak Art Direction
Lee Tanner Cover Photo
Lee Friedlander Back Cover, Cover Photo
Robert Palmer Liner Notes
Andrew Homzy Liner Notes
Stefano Zenni Liner Notes
Tina Marisa Rocchio translation
Larry Hiller Engineer
Daniel Goldmark Editorial Research
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