The Complete Town Hall Concert

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Charles Mingus's Town Hall Concert has long been considered a famous fiasco, and the original United Artists LP which contained just 36 minutes of music and did not bother identifying the personnel made matters worse. But this 1994 Blue Note CD does its best to clean up the mess. It contains over half an hour of previously unreleased music and programs the selections largely in the same order as the concert. There are still confusing moments, inconclusive performances and songs cut off prematurely; Mingus was not in a good temper that day. A highlight among the "new" material is an Eric Dolphy alto solo on the second version of "Epitaph." Blue Note is to be congratulated ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Charles Mingus's Town Hall Concert has long been considered a famous fiasco, and the original United Artists LP which contained just 36 minutes of music and did not bother identifying the personnel made matters worse. But this 1994 Blue Note CD does its best to clean up the mess. It contains over half an hour of previously unreleased music and programs the selections largely in the same order as the concert. There are still confusing moments, inconclusive performances and songs cut off prematurely; Mingus was not in a good temper that day. A highlight among the "new" material is an Eric Dolphy alto solo on the second version of "Epitaph." Blue Note is to be congratulated for doing what they could with what they had, but there are still at least a couple dozen Mingus recordings that would be recommended before this one.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/12/1994
  • Label: Blue Note Records
  • UPC: 724382835325
  • Catalog Number: 28353
  • Sales rank: 63,197

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charles Mingus Primary Artist, Bass
Pepper Adams Baritone Saxophone
Toshiko Akiyoshi Piano
Eddie Bert Trombone
Jimmy Cleveland Trombone
Buddy Collette Alto Saxophone
Eric Dolphy Alto Saxophone
Charlie Mariano Alto Saxophone
Charles McPherson Alto Saxophone
Jerome Richardson Baritone Saxophone
Dannie Richmond Drums
Les Spann Guitar
Willie Dennis Trombone
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Grady Tate Percussion
Quentin Jackson Trombone
Britt Woodman Trombone
Edward Armour Trumpet
Danny Bank Bass Clarinet, E-flat Clarinet
George Berg Tenor Saxophone
Jaki Byard Piano
Clark Terry Trumpet
Rolf Ericson Trumpet
Paul Faulise Trombone
Lonnie Hillyer Trumpet
Milt Hinton Bass
Romeo Penque Oboe
Zoot Sims Tenor Saxophone
Snooky Young Trumpet
Richard Gene Williams Trumpet
Warren Smith Percussion, Vibes
Technical Credits
Melba Liston Arranger
Gene Roland Arranger
George Wein Producer
Bob Hammer Arranger
Alan Douglas Producer
Patrick Roques Art Direction
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