Annotation

Recording Date:
#1, #4-#8, 1963/09/20
#2, #3, 1963/01/20
Location:
New York City
Additional:
This is the late edition (with additional track #8, unreleased in the initial AS54) of one of the Impulse! Mingus records.
Following The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, it's almost (ignoring Mingus Plays Piano) the last Mingus studio record before the death of Dolphy and the silence period that lasted until 1970.
Not only this record revisits the best Mingus tunes, but the men in charge here are among the finest musicians of the time, namely Dolphy, Byard, and of course Mingus himself, taking a look back at the first part of his career - not to mention the faithfull Dannie Richmond, the blowing Booker Ervin, Richard Williams, or Jerome Richardson.
Excellent beginners buy, absolument nécessaire for the others.
II B.S. is Haitian Fight Song
I X Love is Duke's Choice
Theme For Lester Young is Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Hora Decubitus is E's Flat, Ah's Flat Too

TEMP:
ALL:
Charles Mingus - bass, piano
Jaki Byard - piano
Richard Williams - trumpet
Don Butterfield - tuba
Jerome Richardson - soprano sax, baritone sax, flute
#1, 4-8:
Eddie Preston - trumpet
Britt Woodman - trombone
Dick Hafer - tenor sax, clarinet, flute
Booker Ervin - tenor sax
Eric Dolphy - alto sax, flute
Walter Perkins - drums
#2, 3:
Rolf Ericson - trumpet
Quentin Jackson - trombone
Dick Hafer - tenor sax, flute, oboe
Charlie Mariano - alto sax
Jay Berliner - guitar
Dannie Richmond - drums

Annotation last modified on 2007-07-04 11:33 UTC.

Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 II B.S.
5 4:49
2 I X Love
7:41
3 Celia
6:15
4 Mood Indigo
4:46
5 Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul
6:31
6 Theme for Lester Young
5:51
7 Hora Decubitus
4:43
8 Freedom
5:10

Credits

CD 1

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1963-01-20) (tracks 2–3, 5)
New York, New York, United States (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
clarinet:
Dick Hafer (1963-01-20) (tracks 2–3, 5)
Dick Hafer (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
oboe:
Dick Hafer (1963-01-20) (tracks 2–3, 5)
Dick Hafer (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
trumpet:
Richard Williams (jazz trumpeter) (tracks 2–3)
Rolf Ericson (1963-01-20) (tracks 2–3)
Eddie Preston (1963-01-20) (track 5)
Richard Williams (jazz trumpeter) (1963-01-20) (track 5)
Eddie Preston (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
Richard Williams (jazz trumpeter) (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
drums:
Walter Perkins (Chicago jazz drummer) (1963-01-20) (track 5)
Dannie Richmond (1963-01-20) (tracks 2–3)
Walter Perkins (Chicago jazz drummer) (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
soprano saxophone:
Jerome Richardson (1963-01-20) (tracks 2–3, 5)
Jerome Richardson (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
flute:
Eric Dolphy (tracks 1, 4–7)
Dick Hafer (1963-01-20) (tracks 2–3, 5)
Jerome Richardson (1963-01-20) (tracks 2–3, 5)
Dick Hafer (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
Jerome Richardson (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
guitar:
Jay Berliner (1963-01-20) (tracks 2–3, 5)
Jay Berliner (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
bass:
Charles Mingus (tracks 1–7)
double bass:
Charles Mingus (1963-01-20) (track 5)
Charles Mingus (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
double bass and piano:
Charles Mingus (1963-01-20) (tracks 2–3)
alto saxophone:
Eric Dolphy (tracks 1, 4–7)
Charles Mariano (1963-01-20) (tracks 2–3)
alto saxophone and flute:
Eric Dolphy (1963-01-20) (track 5)
Eric Dolphy (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
piano:
Charles Mingus (tracks 1–7)
Jaki Byard (1963-01-20) (tracks 2–3, 5)
Jaki Byard (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
baritone saxophone:
Dick Hafer (tracks 2–3)
Jerome Richardson (1963-01-20) (tracks 2–3, 5)
Jerome Richardson (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
tuba:
Don Butterfield (1963-01-20) (tracks 2–3, 5)
Don Butterfield (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
tenor saxophone:
Booker Ervin (1963-01-20) (track 5)
Dick Hafer (1963-01-20) (tracks 2–3, 5)
Booker Ervin (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
Dick Hafer (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
trombone:
Quentin Jackson (1963-01-20) (tracks 2–3)
Britt Woodman (1963-01-20) (track 5)
Britt Woodman (1963-09-20) (tracks 1, 4, 6–7)
composer:
Charles Mingus (tracks 1–3, 5–7)
Barney Bigard (1930) (track 4)
Duke Ellington (American composer, pianist, & jazz bandleader) (1930) (track 4)
engineer:
Bob Simpson (US jazz engineer/producer) (tracks 1–7)
lyricist:
Irving Mills (1930) (track 4)
producer:
Bob Thiele (tracks 1–7)
recording engineer:
Bob Simpson (US jazz engineer/producer) (1963-01-20 –) (tracks 2–3)
Bob Simpson (US jazz engineer/producer) (1963-09-20 –) (tracks 1, 4–7)
vocals:
Charles Mingus (track 8)
publisher:
EMI Mills Music Inc. (1930) (track 4)
EMI Music Publishing Ltd. (1930) (track 4)
instrumental recording of:
Mood Indigo (1930 jazz composition and song) (1963-09-20) (track 4)
later versions:
recording of:
Better Git It in Your Soul (1963-01-20) (track 5)
Celia (1963-01-20) (track 3)
I X Love (1963-01-20) (track 2)
Goodbye Pork-Pie Hat (1963-09-20) (track 6)
Hora Decubitus (1963-09-20) (track 7)
II B.S. (1963-09-20) (track 1)

Release

ASIN: US: B000003N7Y [info]