Eric Dolphy and Charles Mingus – Stormy Weather (1960)

At this time Mingus was working regularly with a piano-less quartet featuring Eric Dolphy, Ted Curson and Dannie Richmond, as heard on the Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus album also recorded in November 1960. The Mingus album features one track, “Stormy Weather”, recorded by the same quartet, plus two tracks recorded by a larger group featuring piano and additional horns. [source] Charles Mingus – Bass … Continue reading Eric Dolphy and Charles Mingus – Stormy Weather (1960)

Charles Mingus – Passions Of A Man (1961)

Passions Of A Man is from the album Oh Yeah by Charles Mingus. Mingus had always had a bizarre sense of humor, as expressed in some of his song titles and arranging devices, but Oh Yeah often gets downright warped. That’s partly because Mingus is freed up to vocalize more often, but it’s also due to the presence of mad genius Roland Kirk. His chemistry with Mingus is fantastically … Continue reading Charles Mingus – Passions Of A Man (1961)

Herbie Nichols – All The Way (1957)

From the album The Bethlehem Years by Herbie Nichols, recorded November, 1957 in New York City. Herbie Nichols (3 January 1919 – 12 April 1963), was an American jazz pianist and composer who wrote the jazz standard “Lady Sings the Blues”. Obscure during his lifetime, he is now highly regarded by many musicians and critics. [source] Herbie Nichols – Piano / George Duvivier – Bass / Dannie Richmond … Continue reading Herbie Nichols – All The Way (1957)

Charles Mingus – Original Faubus Fables (1960)

Original Faubus Fables is the second track on Charles Mingus presents Charles Mingus, recorded and released on Candid in 1960. “Fables of Faubus” is a song composed by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus. One of Mingus’ most explicitly political works,the song was written as a direct protest against Arkansas governor Orval E. Faubus, who in 1957 sent out the National Guard to prevent the integration of Little Rock … Continue reading Charles Mingus – Original Faubus Fables (1960)

Eric Dolphy – Reincarnation of a Lovebird, Take 1 (1960)

Recorded at Nola Penthouse Studios, New York, between October 20, 1960 and April 4, 1961. Released in 1961. The great Eric Dolphy recorded several albums for the Candid label as a sideman including dates with bassist Charles Mingus, trumpeter Booker Little, singer Abbey Lincoln and the Newport Rebels. This CD features eight alternate takes from these sessions, six of which were previously unissued. “Reincarnation of … Continue reading Eric Dolphy – Reincarnation of a Lovebird, Take 1 (1960)

Charles Mingus – All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud’s Wife Was Your Mother (1960)

This fresh and determined “All The Things You Could Be By Now if Sigmund Freud’s Wife Was Your Mother” is from the album Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus, recorded and released in 1960. “All The Things You Could Be By Now if Sigmund Freud’s Wife Was Your Mother” is loosely based on “All The Things You Are”, but according to Hentoff, “the musicians keep the original structure… but do … Continue reading Charles Mingus – All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud’s Wife Was Your Mother (1960)