Impulse Story

Impulse Story

by Charles Mingus
     
 

Charles Mingus recorded only three albums for the Impulse label, all in 1963. Two of those are bona fide classics: The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, an album-length composition, and Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, a ferocious big-band set. The third, See more details below

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Charles Mingus recorded only three albums for the Impulse label, all in 1963. Two of those are bona fide classics: The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, an album-length composition, and Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, a ferocious big-band set. The third, Mingus Plays Piano, is no less a revelatory work, but given that it is a solo recital of a man for whom the piano was a second instrument, he was less popular, though politely and even reverently in some circles, received at the time. This output has been compiled for the Mingus volume in the Impulse Story series of individual artist releases that accompany Ashley Kahn's book, The House That Trane Built: The Impulse Story, and the four-CD label history box set. of the same name from Universal. The music here, featuring such classics as "Theme for Lester Young (aka Goodbye Pork Pie Hat)," the beautiful solo piano read of "Body and Soul," the opening "Track A -- Solo Dancer" from Black Saint, and of course "Freedom," are unimpeachable. And while it's true that the individual records work better than this compilation, there can be no arguing this is a fantastic set to listen to on its own merit.

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Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/2006
Label:
Impulse Records
UPC:
0602498551141
catalogNumber:
000657002

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Charles Mingus   Primary Artist,Bass,Piano,Upright Bass
Eric Dolphy   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone
Booker Ervin   Tenor Saxophone
Charlie Mariano   Alto Saxophone
Walter Perkins   Drums
Jerome Richardson   Flute,Saxophone,Baritone Saxophone,Soprano Saxophone
Dannie Richmond   Drums
Jay Berliner   Guitar
Quentin Jackson   Trombone
Britt Woodman   Trombone
Don Butterfield   Tuba
Jaki Byard   Piano
Rolf Ericson   Trumpet
Dick Hafer   Clarinet,Flute,Tenor Saxophone
Eddie Preston   Trumpet
Richard Gene Williams   Trumpet

Technical Credits

Charles Mingus   Composer
Irving Mills   Composer
Barney Bigard   Composer
Duke Ellington   Composer
Edward Heyman   Composer
Bob Thiele   Producer,Audio Production
Bob Irwin   Mastering
Hollis King   Art Direction
Robert Sour   Composer
Frank Eyton   Composer
Ashley Kahn   Liner Notes
Sherniece Smith   Art Direction
Jayme Pieruzzi   Mastering

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