Charles Mingus: The Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65
We are pleased to announce “Charles Mingus - The Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65 (Town Hall, Amsterdam, Monterey & Minneapolis).” It chronicles the essential live performances of this genius of modern music as his compositions achieved a depth and complexity we would come to know as Mingus’s most signature work. It includes (on the earlier recordings) the brilliant Eric Dolphy, along with Jaki Byard, Dannie Richmond, Johnny Coles, and Clifford Jordan — certainly one of the best assemblages of musicians ever.
The music ranges from his interpretations of Ellington, tributes to his musicians (“Praying With Eric”), an exuberant celebration of Art Tatum and Fats Waller by Jaki Byard, an enormously ambitious portrait of bop called “Parkeriana,” and Mingus’s own spectaculars: “Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk;” “Meditations,” “Fable of Faubus,” and “So Long Eric.”
Mosaic’s box set includes an essay and track by track analysis by Mingus biographer Brian Priestley and many rare photographs from the concerts. Like all of Mosaic’s sets, our release is strictly limited. Our last Mingus set sold out and will never be available again. Please order yours. This is truly a find worth hearing, worth savoring, and worth collecting.
-Alan Goodman, Mosaic Records Brochure
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