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Charles Mingus

Looking forward to next Thursday's jazz Prom (Beneath the Underdog: Charles Mingus Revisited on August 24), Geoffrey Smith celebrates the passionate life and creativity of the unique bassist, composer and leader, surveying some of Mingus's greatest work.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Mingus

    Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting

    • Blues and Roots.
    • Atlantic Masters.
    • 1.
  • Charles Mingus

    Things Ain't What They Used To Be

    • Charles Mingus And His Jazz Groups ‎- Mingus Dynasty.
    • Columbia.
    • 1.
  • Charles Mingus

    Gunslinging Bird

    Performer: Dannie Richmond. Performer: Jimmy Knepper. Performer: Booker Ervin. Performer: Benny Golson. Performer: John Handy. Performer: Roland Hanna. Performer: Jerome Richardson. Performer: Theodore Cohen. Performer: Richard Williams. Ensemble: Charles Mingus Band.
    • Charles Mingus And His Jazz Groups ‎- Mingus Dynasty.
    • Columbia.
    • 4.
  • Charles Mingus

    Self-Portrait In Three Colors

    • Columbia : CK65512.
    • Columbia.
    • 4.
  • Charles Mingus

    Tensions

    • Blues & Roots ?Charlie Mingus.
    • Atlantic masters.
    • 4.
  • Charles Mingus

    Pussy Cat Dues

    • Columbia : CK65512.
    • SONY.
    • 8.
  • Charles Mingus

    Original Fables Of Faubus

    • Mingus Moods - Love Chant.
    • ProperBox.
    • 2.
  • Charles Mingus

    Jelly Roll

    Performer: Charles Mingus. Performer: John Handy. Performer: Jimmy Knepper. Performer: Horace Parlan. Performer: Dannie Richmond.
    • Mingus Ah Um.
    • Columbia.
    • 4.

Performers:

WEDNESDAY NIGHT PRAYER MEETING

Charles Mingus

Composer: Charles Mingus

Album Title: Blues & Roots – Charles Mingus

Label: Atlantic Masters: 81227-3617-2

Duration: 5.38

Performers: Charles Mingus, bass; Jackie Mclean & John Handy, alto saxes; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Jimmy Knepper & Willie Dennis, trombones; Horace Parlan, piano; Dannie Richmond, drums


THINGS AIN’T WHAT THEY USED TO BE

Charles Mingus

Composer: Duke Ellington

Album Title: Charles Mingus & His Jazz Groups – Mingus Dynasty

Label:  Columbia: CL1140

Duration: 4.24

Performers: Charles Mingus, bass; Dannie Richmond, drums; Jimmy Knepper, trombone; Donald Ellis, trumpet; Booker Ervin & John Handy, saxophone; Roland Hanna, piano; Maurice Brown & Seymour Barab, cellos


GUNSLINGING BIRD

Charles Mingus

Composer: Charles Mingus

Album Title: Charles Mingus & His Jazz Groups – Mingus Dynasty

Label:  Columbia: CL1140

Duration: 3.57

Performers:  Charles Mingus, bass; Dannie Richmond, drums; Jimmy Knepper, trombone; Booker Ervin, Benny Golson & John Handy, saxophone; Roland Hanna, piano; Jerome Richardson, saxophone & flute; Theodore Cohen, Vibes; Dick Williams, trumpet.


SELF-PORTRAIT IN THREE COLOURS

Charles Mingus

Composer: Charles Mingus

Album Title: Mingus Ah Um

Label:  Columbia CK65512

Duration: 3.07

Performers: Charles Mingus; Booker Ervin; John Handy

 

TIJUANA GIFT SHOP

Charles Mingus

Composer: Charles Mingus

Album Title: Mingus Moods

Label:  Properbox188

Duration: 3.07

Performers: Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop - Clarence Shaw; Jimmy Knepper; Shafi Hadi; Bill Triglia; Dannie Richmond


TENSIONS

Charles Mingus

Composer: Charles Mingus

Album Title: Blues & Roots - Charlie Mingus

Label:  Atlantic masters 81227-3617-2

Duration: 6.25

Performers: Charles Mingus, bass; Jackie Mclean & John Handy, alto saxes; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Jimmy Knepper & Willie Dennis, trombones; Horace Parlan, piano; Dannie Richmond, drums

 

PUSSY CAT DUES

Charles Mingus

Composer: Charles Mingus

Album Title: Mingus Ah Um

Label:  Columbia CK65512

Duration: 9.10

Performers: John Handy, clarinet; Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone; Shafi Hadi, alto saxophone, Jimmy Knepper, trombone; Horace Parlan, piano; Charles Mingus, bass; Danni Richmond, drums

  

ORIGINAL FABLES OF FAUBUS

Charles Mingus

Composer: Charles Mingus

Album Title: Mingus  Moods

Label: Properbox188

Duration: 9.05

Performers: Charles Mingus, bass; Danny Richmond, drums; Ted Curson, trumpet; Eric Dolphy, alto saxophone


JELLY ROLL

Charles Mingus

Composer: Charles Mingus

Album Title: Mingus Ah Um

Label:  Columbia CL1370

Duration: 4.00

Performers : John Handy, alto saxophone; Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone; Shafi Hadi, tenor saxophone, Jimmy Knepper, trombone; Horace Parlan, piano; Charles Mingus, bass; Dannie Richmond, drums

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