Just decided to play a couple of the disc's in the Membran box "Charles Mingus, Mysteryious Blues". starting with disc nine, which contains the following tunes
"Ain't Jivin blues", from 1946
"All The things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother", from 1960,( one of the many Candid Recordings,spread throughout this box set)
"I'll Remember April", The Red Norvo, Tal Farlow and Mingus trio,
"Drum Conversation", by Max Roach, from the Massey Hall recording period of 1953.
"It's You or No One", by the JJ Johnson quartet in 1954.
"Little White Lies", The Red Norvo trio again from the 1950's
"Story of Love", Mingus writing for rare Big band recorded in 1949 and you can hear the germ of ideas and ways of composing for big band where Mingus throws everything in to get a big sound, the opposite of Miles and his "Cool " band of that same period.
"Sure Thing", an air check of Mingus with Bud Powell in 1953 probably from Massey Hall..
"What Is This Thing Called Love" A touch of Classical sounding Jazz as this lineup includes Jackson Wiley on Cello, and man often mentioned on these jazz forums for his later work as a producer on many a worthy jazz recording, Teo Macero on Tenor and on this track BASS sax.
"Vassarlean" another of the fine Candid recordings, a beautiful ballad with some great sounds from Eric Dolphy on Bass Clarinet.
When I first played this box through I thought it was a bit of a mish mash, but listening again on a newer cd player and possibly concentrating more this time, ( We have all done it, put something on and realised you did not seem to hear very much of it, the sounds just floated over your head as you read the paper or what ever)
The scope and depth of what is on this set is not as strange and bitty as you may think.
Recent discussions in the Jazz forum
|Vinyl freaks! Anyone else left out there?||416||10 hours ago|
|What Are You Listening To Right Now? Part III||357||1 day ago|
|Questions about jazz to try and stump one's fellow contributors to these threads.||1319||2 days ago|
|This is a thread for people who want to talk about jazz and not slag off other people.||594||6 days ago|
|Desert Island Albums||658||6 days ago|
|Eric Doney R.I.P.||0||11 days ago|
|Avant Garde Jazz||2335||12 days ago|
|WHAT'S THE LAST JAZZ CONCERT / GIG (etc.) YOU WENT TO?||490||15 days ago|
|Never Heard Of Jazz Players||166||17 days ago|
|Forgotten men of jazz.||706||23 days ago|
|Newbie||6||24 days ago|
|John Taylor R.I.P.||1||28 days ago|