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In a way, speech does break out. "Original Faubus Fables," previously recorded as "Fables of Faubus" on Mingus Ah Um, gets the lyrics earlier denied it by Columbia Records. Mingus and drummer Dannie Richmond damn Arkansas's notoriously racist governor, with the bassist calling out, "Why is he so sick and ridiculous, Dannie?" Richmond and trumpeter Ted Curson are excellent players and the sheer tumult carries them to the performances of their careers. Mingus's writing often uses tension-building repeated figures, and Dolphy and Curson virtually function as reed and brass sections at times. It contributes to the illusion of a much larger group, a cauldron of unspoken pain and fresh energies that seems almost too much for any quartet to deliver.
A fifth performance from the session, an extended-band feature for Dolphy's alto on Fats Waller's "Stormy Weather," has never been included on a CD with the rest of the session. Well worth seeking out, it currently appears on Candid Dolphy. --Stuart Broomer
Charles Mingus - truly one of a kind...This album is one of his best as far as improvisation goes..
This is one of those albums where, for whatever reason, a group got together and nailed it better than they ever had in the past.
Everyone playing on this simply grooves and the sound is Basic, Raw and actual seems like the live album it supposedly is.
I bought this for the version of Fables of Faubus with vocals, retitled here from the mainstream label version, which would not allow Mingus to record the tune with its ironic... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Israel Guibbory
This is one of the best of this particular group. Outstanding! I love that fact that event though this is a studio recording the discussion among them is as it is "live. Read morePublished 15 months ago by David K. Hinshaw
A very comprehensive and a good starter collection for an Mingus fan. If you're ever unsure about what Mingus albums to by, this might be all you need.Published 18 months ago by Robert E. Simpson
Jazz history tells us that Mingus 's label during this era were leery of releasing his composition titled "Fables Of Faubus" due to it's uncompromising lyrics against thee... Read morePublished 19 months ago by Andre S. Grindle
Charles Mingus during his lifetime bristled at his music being labeled "free jazz". However, his unique style and changes in tonality obviously were highly influential on later... Read morePublished on June 30, 2006 by directions
Charles Mingus - truly one of a kind...This album is one of his best as far as improvisation goes..Eric Dolphy and Ted Curson are on fire! Read morePublished on January 18, 2006 by Stalwart Kreinblaster
Although the sound on this CD is less than great, to give it less than 5 stars would be a crime. The performances here are fantastic. Read morePublished on September 23, 2003 by Scott Richardson
For the music selections alone, this is a 5 star album, nicely chosen and placed songs. But I have serious gripes about the audio quality of this atlantis compilation. Read morePublished on September 11, 2003 by TouchTheMoog
That should be an accurate title really. These are the Atlantic recordings made between 1956 and 1961. Read morePublished on March 28, 2002 by Blues Bro