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Complete 1960 Nat Hentoff Sessions [Import]

Charles Mingus Audio CD
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 11, 2011)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Import
  • Label: 101 DISTRIBUTION
  • ASIN: B004GE80ZS
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #222,900 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Folk Forms No. 1 13:05 - Charles Mingus
2. Original Faubus Fables 9:07 - Charles Mingus
3. What Love 15:23 - Charles Mingus
4. All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother 8:36 - Charles Mingus
5. Stormy Weather 13:26 - Charles Mingus
6. Melody From The Drums 9:18 - Charles Mingus
7. Reincarnation Of A Lovebird No. 1 9:17
8. Vasserlean 6:39
9. MDM (Monk, Duke & Mingus) 19:11
10. Bugs 8:29
11. Reincarnation Of A Lovebird No. 2 6:58
12. Lock 'Em Up 6:42
13. Cliff Walk 9:45
14. T'ain't Nobody Bizness If I Do 7:17
15. Mysterious Blues 8:39
16. Body And Soul 13:49
17. Body And Soul (Alternate Take) 10:48
18. R & R 11:51
19. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams 3:52
20. Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams (Alternate Take) 3:54
See all 21 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

In 1960, celebrated jazz critic Nat Hentoff called Charles Mingus to record a number of sessions for the new Candid label on which Mingus was given absolute freedom. All of the music from these sessions is on this set. Taped during the apex of Mingus' creativity, they showcase such stars as Eric Dolphy, Roy Eldridge, Booker Ervin, Jimmy Knepper, Charles McPherson, Paul Bley, Tommy Flanagan, Jo Jones, and Dannie Richmond. A session featuring Booker Little, Benny Bailey, Eric Dolphy, and Max Roach (but not Mingus), has been added here as a bonus.

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tremendous January 6, 2012
By coverto
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Don't hesitate. Everything you'd hope it would be. Sound quality quite satisfactory as well. One particularly gratifying aspect of these sessions is the way Mingus has managed to extract some very, very wonderful music from Eric Dolphy, who later tended to get a little out of hand at times, in my view. On these tracks, Dolphy must be playing at least four or five different woodwinds, and he's sounding fantastic on all of them. It's also fun to hear Mingus talking to the small audience at these sessions, thanking them for not applauding, and the band groaning some very remarkable and entertaining lyrics for "Fables of Faubus."

However, there is one thing this collection lacks: the best version of "Tain't Nobody's Business," with Abbie Lincoln on vocals. This version is excellent, but the BEST take, which is available on an old compilation called "Candid Dolphy," if you can find it, is truly for the ages...
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a trasure May 26, 2011
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A genius, a treasure to finally be heard. Never had access to the production of Mosaic on these tapes, though some say that these are copies of those, but if I have the version of Charles Mingus presents published on CD for Candid Records, with very poor sound quality. Now you can see these wonderful sessions. Awesome!
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Les Goe
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Maybe I'm being too persnickity here, but every CD case and cardboard sleeve (which this product uses) in the world opens on the right side. These cardboard sleeves, for some unknown reason (artistic originality?), are slit on the left side. Thus, when I pulled out the three sleeves as a group, all the CDs fell to the floor. There were no casualties, but now I'll have to remember that, among my 1000+ CDs, THIS SINGLE BOX is left-handed.

Yeah, I know. I'm having a tiny tantrum over a non-musical thing, but, just the same...

The music? It's Mingus at genius level and Dolphy finding a partner that can lead him to his higher calling. Greater things were ahead for both of them.

Not a good purchase for Mingus/Dolphy newbies then, but certainly a necessary item for completists and long-time fans.
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