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Charles Mingus

Jazz titan and turbulent spirit, Charles Mingus was one of modernisms's foremost movers and shakers. Geoffrey Smith celebrates his work as bass virtuoso, composer and leader in such classics as 'Goodbye Porkpie Hat' and 'Better Git It In Your Soul.'.

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Sun 4 Oct 2015 00:00

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  • Charles Mingus

    Mingus Fingers

    Composer: Charles Mingus Performers: Lionel Hampton and his Orchestra: Lionel Hampton (vib), Wendell Culley (tpt), Duke Garette (tpt), Walter Williams (tpt), Teddy Buckner (tpt), Leo Shepherd (tpt), James Robinson (tbn), Andrew Penn (tbn), Jimmy Wormick (tbn), Britt Woodman (tbn), Jack Kelson (clt, a/sx), Bobby Platyer (a/sx), Ben Kynard (a/sx), Morris Lane (t/sx), John Sparrow (t/sx), Charlie Fowlkes (b/sx), Milt Buckner (pno), Billy Mackel (gtr), Joe Comfort (bs), Charles Mingus (bs), Earl Walker (dms). Recorded 10 November 1947, Los Angeles

    • The Lionel Hampton Story: Disc 4 - Midnight Sun.
    • Proper.
    • P1148, Track 8.
  • Charles Mingus

    Boogie Stop Shuffle

    Composer: Charles Mingus Performers: Charles Mingus (bass), Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone), Horace Parlan (piano), Danny Richmond (drums)

    • Mingus Ah Um.
    • Columbia.
    • CL1370, S1 T3.
  • Charles Mingus

    Better Git Hit In Your Soul

    Composer: Charles Mingus Performers: Charles Mingus (bass), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), John Handy (alto saxophone), Booker Ervin and Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophones), Horace Parlan (piano), Danny Richmond (drums)

    • Ken Burns Jazz: Charles Mingus.
    • Columbia / Legacy.
    • COL501038 2, Track 3.
  • Charles Mingus

    Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

    Composer: Charles Mingus Performers: Charles Mingus (bass), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), John Handy (alto saxophone), Booker Ervin and Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophones), Horace Parlan (piano), Danny Richmond (drums)

    • Ken Burns Jazz: Charles Mingus.
    • Columbia / Legacy.
    • COL501038 2, Track 2.
  • Charles Mingus

    Folk Forms No. 2

    Composer: Charles Mingus Performers: Charles Mingus (bass), Danny Richmond drums), Ted Curson (trumpet), Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone), Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone)

    • Charles Mingus Live.
    • Affinity.
    • CDAFF778 (1), Track 3.
  • Charles Mingus

    Eat that Chicken

    Composer: Charles Mingus Performers: Charles Mingus (piano / vocals), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Roland Kirk (manzello and tenor saxophone)

    • Ken Burns Jazz: Charles Mingus.
    • Columbia / Legacy.
    • COL501038 2, Track 6.
  • Charles Mingus

    Mood Indigo

    Composer: Charles Mingus Performers: Charles Mingus (bass), Jaki Byard (piano)

    • Ken Burns Jazz: Charles Mingus.
    • Columbia / Legacy.
    • COL501038 2, Track 9.
  • Charles Mingus

    The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife are Some Jive Ass Slippers

    Composer: Charles Mingus Performers: Charles Mingus (bass), Homer Dench (arco bass), Milt Hinton (bass), Ron Carter (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums), Julius Watkins (French horn), John Foster (piano), Roland Hannah (piano), Bobby Jones, Charles McPherson, Danny Banks, Jerry Dodgion, Eddie Bert (trombone), Urbie Green (trombone), Snookie Young (trumpet), Jimmy Nottingham (trumpet)

    • Ken Burns Jazz: Charles Mingus.
    • Columbia / Legacy.
    • COL501038 2, Track 10.

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