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Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

REMASTERED By Bernie Grundman

From Original Master Tapes

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The combo here, referred to by Mingus as The Jazz Workshop, had been in residence at the Showplace on W. 4th St. in Greenwich Village for nearly a year when they entered the studio to record what became the album Charels Mingus Presents Charles Mingus in October of 1961.

Saxophone and bass clarinet Eric Dolphy, trumpeter Ted Curson, and drummer Dannie Richmond had been performing the material on this album for weeks.  

Mingus decided to set a mood that might resemble a night at the club, in hopes to capture the fierceness the musicians had been exploring on stage. “I finally realized that a lot of jazz records don’t make it because the guys almost unsoundly cage their approach in a studio from what they do every night” Mingus said.  “I finally wanted to make an album the way we are on the job.”

To recreate this atmosphere, Mingus introduces the songs as if he were speaking to the audience, giving off the illusion of a live album.  The charade paid off.

Produced by Candid co-founder, famed music critic and social activist, Nat Hentoff, the album accomplishes what the best of Mingus’s work accomplishes; the perfect tension between jazz played as an ensemble and jazz played as totally free.

The LP includes extraordinary liner notes written by Hentoff himself, giving a context and insight that adds to the experience of hearing these magnificent performances.


The combo here, referred to by Mingus as The Jazz Workshop, had been in residence at the Showplace on W. 4th St. in Greenwich Village for nearly a year when they entered the studio to record what became the album Charels Mingus Presents Charles Mingus in October of 1961.

Saxophone and bass clarinet Eric Dolphy, trumpeter Ted Curson, and drummer Dannie Richmond had been performing the material on this album for weeks.  

Mingus decided to set a mood that might resemble a night at the club, in hopes to capture the fierceness the musicians had been exploring on stage. “I finally realized that a lot of jazz records don’t make it because the guys almost unsoundly cage their approach in a studio from what they do every night” Mingus said.  “I finally wanted to make an album the way we are on the job.”

To recreate this atmosphere, Mingus introduces the songs as if he were speaking to the audience, giving off the illusion of a live album.  The charade paid off.

Produced by Candid co-founder, famed music critic and social activist, Nat Hentoff, the album accomplishes what the best of Mingus’s work accomplishes; the perfect tension between jazz played as an ensemble and jazz played as totally free.

The LP includes extraordinary liner notes written by Hentoff himself, giving a context and insight that adds to the experience of hearing these magnificent performances.


The combo here, referred to by Mingus as The Jazz Workshop, had been in residence at the Showplace on W. 4th St. in Greenwich Village for nearly a year when they entered the studio to record what became the album Charels Mingus Presents Charles Mingus in October of 1961.

Saxophone and bass clarinet Eric Dolphy, trumpeter Ted Curson, and drummer Dannie Richmond had been performing the material on this album for weeks.  

Mingus decided to set a mood that might resemble a night at the club, in hopes to capture the fierceness the musicians had been exploring on stage. “I finally realized that a lot of jazz records don’t make it because the guys almost unsoundly cage their approach in a studio from what they do every night” Mingus said.  “I finally wanted to make an album the way we are on the job.”

To recreate this atmosphere, Mingus introduces the songs as if he were speaking to the audience, giving off the illusion of a live album.  The charade paid off.

Produced by Candid co-founder, famed music critic and social activist, Nat Hentoff, the album accomplishes what the best of Mingus’s work accomplishes; the perfect tension between jazz played as an ensemble and jazz played as totally free.

The LP includes extraordinary liner notes written by Hentoff himself, giving a context and insight that adds to the experience of hearing these magnificent performances.


Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Dannie Richmond, Ted Curson

Tracklisting

SIDE A

  1. Folk Forms 
  2. Original Faubus Fables 

SIDE B

  1. What Love
  2. All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud’s Wife Was Your Mother


PRESSED ON 180 GRAM VINYL

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Tracklisting

  1. Folk Forms
  2. Orginal Faubus Fables
  3. What Love
  4. All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother


REMASTERED DIRECTLY FROM MASTER TAPES


Tracklisting

  1. Folk Forms
  2. Orginal Faubus Fables
  3. What Love
  4. All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother


REMASTERED DIRECTLY FROM MASTER TAPES



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