Joni Mitchell releases ‘Mingus,’ a collaboration album with Charles Mingus (1979)

Joni Mitchell's 'Mingus' is her tenth studio album recorded in collaboration with Charles Mingus and released on June 13, 1979 by Asylum.1 . The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines 2 . God Must Be A Boogie Man (London 1983) Track Listing : 1.Happy Birthday 1975 (Rap) (Joni Mitchell) - 0:57 . 2.God Must Be A Boogie Man (Joni Mitchell) - 04:35 . 3.Funeral (Rap) (Joni Mitchell) - 01:07 . 4.A Chair In The…

Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus & Max Roach a.k.a. ‘The Quintet’ record ‘Jazz at Massey Hall’ (1953)

'Jazz at Massey Hall' by Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus & Max Roach a.k.a. 'The Quintet' is a live album recorded on May 15, 1953 and released the same year In 1953 by Debut.Track Listing : 1.Perdido (Juan Tizol, Hans Lengfelder, Ervin M. Drake) - 07:47 . 2.Salt Peanuts (Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke) - 07:44 . 3.All The Things You Are / 52Nd Street Theme (Jerome…

Charles Mingus records ‘Mingus Ah Um’ produced by Teo Macero (1959)

Charles Mingus' 'Mingus Ah Um' is an album (with a cover painted by S. Neil Fujita) recorded on May 5 and 12, 1959 and released the same year by Columbia..Track Listing : 1.Better Git It In Your Soul (Charles Mingus) - 07:23 . 2.Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Charles Mingus) - 05:44 . 3.Boogie Stop Shuffle (Charles Mingus) - 05:02 . 4.Self-Portrait In Three Colors (Charles Mingus) - 03:10 . 5.Open…

‘The Great Concert of Charles Mingus’ is recorded in Paris with Eric Dolphy, Clifford Jordan et al (1964)

'The Great Concert of Charles Mingus' is a live album recorded on April 19, 1964, at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris and released the same year by America.Track Listing : 1.A.T.F.W. (Art Tatum, Fats Waller) - 04:17 . 2.Presentation Of Musicians (Charles Mingus) - 01:08 . 3.So Long Eric (Don'T Stay Over There Too Long) (Charles Mingus) - 21:47 . 4.Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then…

Charles Mingus and a Sextet featuring Eric Dolphy record ‘Cornell 1964,’ a live album

Charles Mingus' 'Cornell 1964' is a live album recorded on March 18, 1964 with a Sextet featuring Eric Dolphy and released in 2007 by Blue Note.Track Listing : 1.Opening (Charles Mingus) - 00:16 . 2.Atfw You (Jaki Byard) - 04:26 . 3.Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington, Irving Mills, Mitchell Parish) - 04:23 . 4.Fables Of Faubus (Charles Mingus) - 29:41 . 5.Orange Was The Colour Of Her Dress, Then…

Charles Mingus records ‘Tonight at Noon’ at Atlantic Studios In New York (1961)

Charles Mingus' 'Tonight at Noon' is an album recorded on March 12, 1957 and November 6, 1961 at Atlantic Studios In New York City and released tn 1965 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Tonight At Noon (Charles Mingus) - 06:00 . 2.Invisible Lady (Charles Mingus) - 04:51 . 3.Old Blues For Walt'S Torin (Charles Mingus) - 07:57 . 4.Peggy'S Blue Skylight (Charles Mingus) - 09:46 . 5.Passions Of A Woman…

Charles Mingus records ‘The Clown,’ an album for Atlantic (1957)

Charles Mingus 'The Clown' is an album recorded on February 13 and March 12, 1957 and released the same year by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Haitian Fight Song (Charles Mingus) - 11:57 . 2.Blue Cee (Charles Mingus) - 07:48 . 3.Reincarnation Of A Lovebird (Charles Mingus) - 08:31 . 4.The Clown (Charles Mingus) - 12:29 Musicians : Charles Mingus - Bass . Shafi Hadi - Alto And Tenor Saxophone . Jimmy…

Charles Mingus records ‘Blues & Roots,’ an album for Atlantic (1959)

Charles Mingus' 'Blues & The Roots' is an album recorded on February 4, 1959 in New York City and released in March 1960 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting (Charles Mingus) - 05:39 . 2.Cryin' Blues (Charles Mingus) - 04:58 . 3.Moanin' (Charles Mingus) - 08:01 . 4.Tensions (Charles Mingus) - 06:27 . 5.My Jelly Roll Soul (Charles Mingus) - 06:47 . 6.E'S Flat Ah'S Flat…

Charles Mingus records ‘Pithecanthropus Erectus,’ an album for Atlantic (1956)

Charles Mingus' 'Pithecanthropus Erectus' is an album recorded on January 30, 1956 and released the same year by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Pithecanthropus Erectus (Charles Mingus) – 10:36 . 2.A Foggy Day (George Gershwin) – 07:50 . 3.Profile Of Jackie (Charles Mingus) – 03:11 . 4.Love Chant (Charles Mingus) – 14:59 Musicians : Charles Mingus – Bass . Jackie Mclean – Alto Saxophone . J. R.…

Charles Mingus records ‘The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady,’ an album for Impulse! (1963)

Charles Mingus' 'The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady' is a studio album (featuring a single composition divided into four tracks and six movements) recorded on January 20, 1963 and released the same year by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Track A . Solo Dancer . Stop! Look! And Listen, Sinner Jim Whitney! (Charles Mingus) - 06:39 . 2.Track B . Duet Solo Dancers . Hearts' Beat And Shades In Physical…

Charles Mingus records ‘Mingus at Carnegie Hall,’ a live album for Atlantic (1974)

Charles Mingus' 'The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady' is a studio album (featuring a single composition divided into four tracks and six movements) recorded on January 20, 1963 and released the same year by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Track A . Solo Dancer . Stop! Look! And Listen, Sinner Jim Whitney! (Charles Mingus) - 06:39 . 2.Track B . Duet Solo Dancers . Hearts' Beat And Shades In Physical…

We Remember Charles Mingus. ‘Mingus Maximus’

This day ( January 5, 1979), in  Cuernavaca, Mexico,, died Charles Mingus Jr. , an American jazz musician, composer and bandleader.Tracklist : Shortnin' Bread . Sue's Changes (1975) . Sue's Changes (1975) . Sue's Changes (1975) . w/ Eric Dolphy - Live in Stockholm (1964) . In belgium . Take the 'A' Train . Flowers For A Lady (1974) . Tracklist : Goodbye Pork Pie Hat . Self-Portrait In Three…

Charles Mingus begins the recording of ‘Changes One,’ an album for Atlantic Records (1974)

Charles Mingus 'Changes One' is an album recorded on December 27, 28 & 30, 1974 with Jack Walrath, George Adams, Don Pullen and Dannie Richmond.Track Listing : 1.Remember Rockefeller At Attica (Charles Mingus) - 05:56 . 2.Sue'S Changes (Charles Mingus) - 17:04 . 3.Devil Blues (George Adams, Clarence Gatemouth Brown, Charles Mingus) - 09:24 . 4.Duke Ellington'S Sound Of Love (Charles Mingus) -…

Charles Mingus records ‘Changes Two,’ an album for Atlantic Records (1974)

Charles Mingus' 'Changes Two' is an album recorded on December 27, 28 & 30, 1974 and released In 1975 by Atlantic Records.Track Listing : 1.Free Cell Block F, 'Tis Nazi U.S.A. (Charles Mingus) - 06:56 . 2.Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Silk Blue (Charles Mingus) - 17:32 . 3.Black Bats And Poles (Jack Walrath) - 06:22 . 4.Duke Ellington'S Sound Of Love (Charles Mingus) - 04:15 .…

Charles Mingus records the album ‘Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus’ with Eric Dolphy, Ted Curson and Dannie Richmond (1960)

Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus' is an album recorded on November 19, 1960 with Eric Dolphy, Ted Curson and Dannie Richmond and released in 1961 By Candid.Track Listing : 1.Folk Forms, No. 1 (Charles Mingus) - 13:08 . 2.Original Faubus Fables (Charles Mingus) - 09:19 . 3.What Love? (Charles Mingus) - 15:23 . 4.All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud'S Wife Was Your Mother…

Charles Mingus records ‘Oh Yeah’ for Atlantic (1962)

Charles Mingus 'Oh Yeah' is an album recorded on November 6, 1961 with Mingus singing on three tracks and playing piano and released in 1962 by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Hog Callin' Blues (Charles Mingus) - 07:27 . 2.Devil Woman (Charles Mingus) - 09:42 . 3.Wham Bam Thank You Ma'Am (Charles Mingus) - 04:43 . 4.Ecclusiastics (Charles Mingus) - 06:59 . 5.Oh Lord Don'T Let Them Drop That Atomic…

Charles Mingus records ‘Mingus Dynasty’ produced by Teo Macero for Columbia (1959)

Charles Mingus' 'Mingus Dynasty' is an album companion to 'Mingus Ah Um' and recorded on November 1–13, 1959 and released the same year by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.Slop (Charles Mingus) - 06:14 . 2.Diane (Charles Mingus) - 07:28 . 3.Song With Orange (Charles Mingus) - 06:47 . 4.Gunslinging Bird (Charles Mingus) - 05:12 . 5.Things Ain'T What They Used To Be (Mercer Ellington, Ted Persons) -…

Charles Mingus records ‘Mingus Moves’ for Atlantic (1973)

Charles Mingus' 'Mingus Moves' is an album (and one of his late works) recorded on October 29 – 31, 1973 and released the same year by Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Canon (Charles Mingus) - 05:28 . 2.Opus 4 (Charles Mingus) - 06:39 . 3.Moves (Doug Hammond) - 03:43 . 4.Wee (Denzil Best) - 08:57 . 5.Flowers For A Lady (George Adams)– 6:44 . 6.Newcomer (Don Pullen) - 07:13 . 7.Opus 3 (Charles Mingus)…

Charles Mingus records ‘Let My Children Hear Music,’ an album for Columbia (1971)

Charles Mingus' 'Let My Children Hear Music' is an album recorded on September 23 – November 18, 1971 with a large jazz orchestra by Columbia.Track Listing : 1.The Shoes Of The Fisherman'S Wife Are Some Jiveass Slippers (Charles Mingus) - 09:34 . 2.Adagio Ma Non Troppo (Charles Mingus) - 08:22 . 3.Don'T Be Afraid, The Clown'S Afraid Too (Charles Mingus) - 09:26 . 4.Taurus In The Arena Of Life…

Charles Mingus finishes the recordings of the album ‘Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus’ that features a large ensemble of brass and saxophones (1963)

Charles Mingus' 'Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus' is an album recorded with a large ensemble of brass and saxophones, on January 20 & September 20, 1963 and released the same year by Impulse!Track Listing : 1.Ii B.S. (Charles Mingus) - 04:48 . 2.I X Love (Charles Mingus) - 07:41 . 3.Celia (Charles Mingus) - 06:14 . 4.Mood Indigo (Duke Ellington,Barney Bigard) – 04:45 . 5.Better Get Hit In…

Duke Ellington records ‘Money Jungle’ with Charles Mingus and Max Roach (1962)

Duke Ellington's 'Money Jungle' is a studio album recorded with Charles Mingus and Max Roach on September 17, 1962 by United Artists.Track Listing : 1.Money Jungle (Duke Ellington) - 05:30 . 2.Fleurette Africaine (African Flower) (Duke Ellington) - 03:36 . 3.Very Special (Duke Ellington) - 04:26 . 4.Warm Valley (Duke Ellington) - 03:33 . 5.Wig Wise (Duke Ellington) - 03:21 . 6.Caravan (Juan…

Charles Mingus is at Umbria Jazz (1974)

July 28, 1974 - Charles Mingus plays with Don Pullen (p), Hamiet Bluiett (bs), George Adams (ts) and Dannie Richmond (d) at "Umbria Jazz Festival," Piazza Del Popolo in Todi, Italy

Charles Mingus records ‘Tijuana Moods’ for RCA (1957)

Charles Mingus' 'Tijuana Moods' is an album recorded on July 18 and August 6, 1957 and released in 1962 By Rca.Track Listing : 1.Dizzy Moods (Charles Mingus) - 05:52 . 2.Ysabel'S Table Dance (Charles Mingus) - 10:28 . 3.Tijuana Gift Shop (Charles Mingus) - 03:48 . 4.Los Mariachis (The Street Musicians) (Charles Mingus) - 10:22 . 5.Flamingo (Ted Grouya) - 05:35 Chuck Stewart ALSO…

Charles Mingus record ‘Mingus at Antibes’ at the Antibes Jazz Festival (1960)

Charles Mingus' 'Mingus at Antibes' is a double album recorded at the Antibes Jazz Festival on July 13, 1960 and released in 1976 By Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting (Charles Mingus) - 11:54 . 2.Prayer For Passive Resistance (Charles Mingus) - 08:06 . 3.What Love? (Charles Mingus) - 13:34 . 4.I'Ll Remember April (Gene De Paul) (Charles Mingus) - 13:39 . 5.Folk Forms I…

Charles Mingus records ‘Mingus Three’ (also referred to as ‘Trio’) for Jubilee (1957)

Charles Mingus' 'Mingus Three' (also referred to as 'Trio') is an album recorded on July 9, 1957 with pianist Hampton Hawes and drummer Dannie Richmond and released the same year by Jubilee.Track Listing : 1.Yesterdays (Otto Harbach, Jerome Kern) - 04:13 . 2.Back Home Blues (Charles Mingus) - 05:29 . 3.I Can'T Get Started (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) - 06:28 . 4.Hamp'S New Blues (Hampton Hawes) -…

Miles Davis records ‘Blue Moods’ with Charles Mingus and Elvin Jones (1955)

Miles Davis' 'Blue Moods' is an album recorded on July 9, 1955, together with Charles Mingus and Elvin Jones and released the same year by Debut.Track Listing : 1.Nature Boy (Eden Ahbez) - 06:14 . 2.Alone Together (Howard Dietz, Arthur Schwartz) - 07:17 . 3.There'S No You (Hal Hopper, Tom Adair) - 08:06 . 4.Easy Living (Ralph Rainger, Leo Robin) - 05:03 Musicians : Miles Davis – Trumpet . Britt…

This week In Jazz Legends 18/52

Miles Davis, Gill Evans, Dexter Gordon, Wes Montgomery, Martial Solal, Johnny Griffin, Charles Mingus, Gerry Mulligan, Hank Jones, Joe Lovano, Dizzy Gillespie, Arturo Sandoval, Elvin Jones, Joshua Redman, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, Billy Cobham, Dave Brubeck, e.s.t., Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis

We remember Eric Dolphy. ‘Dolphy Is Out Too Much’

This day (June 29, 1964), in Berlin, Germany, died Eric Dolphy, an American jazz alto saxophonist, flutist, and bass clarinetist.Tracklist : 1 . w/ Charles Mingus - Take the A Train 2 . w/ Charles Mingus - Meditations On Integration (1964) 3 . w/ Charles Mingus - So Long Eric (1964) 4 . In Stockholm ( 1961) Tracklist : Gazzelloni . Something Sweet, Something Tender . Out To Lunch . Hat And…

Roland Kirk records ‘Left & Right’ for Atlantic (1968)

Roland Kirk's 'Left & Right' is an album recorded on June 17 & 18 1968 and released the same year By Atlantic.Track Listing : 1.Black Mystery Has Been Revealed (Roland Kirk) - 01:17 . 2.Expansions: Kirkquest/Kingus Mingus/Celestialness/A Dream Of Beauty Reincarnated/Frisco Vibrations/Classical Jazzical/El Kirk (Roland Kirk) - 19:37 . 3.Lady'S Blues (Roland Kirk) - 03:46 . 4.Ix Love…

Douglas Records publish John McLaughlin’s ‘My Goal’s Beyond,’ his third solo album (1971)

John McLaughlin's 'My Goal's Beyond' is his third solo album dedicated to Indian guru Sri Chinmoy, his spiritual leade aAnd released in June 1971 by Douglas Records. 1 . Goodbye, Pork Pie Hat 2 . Goodbye, Pork Pie Hat (w/ Jonas Hellborg) 3 . Blue In Green 4 . Blue In Green (Chicago) Track Listing : 1.Peace One (John Mclaughlin) - 07:18 . 2.Peace Two (John Mclaughlin) - 12:15 . 3.Goodbye Pork…

We Remember Duke Ellington. ‘Le Duke’

This day (May 24, 1974), in New York City, died Edward Kennedy Ellington a.k.a Duke Ellington, an American composer, pianist and big-band leader.Digest Tracklist : Take The A Train . La Plus Belle Africaine (1969) . Duke Ellington Orchestra - Prologue To The Black And Tan Fantasy/ Creole Love Call/ The Mooche (1966) . On The Fringe Of The Jungle (1967) . & Ella Fitzgerald - Lush Life (1965)…

Epic publish Jeff Beck’s third solo album : ‘Wired’ (1976)

Jeff Beck's 'Wired' is his third solo (and strictly instrumental) album released in May 1976 by Epic. Track Listing : 1.Led Boots (Max Middleton) - 04:03 . 2.Come Dancing (Narada Michael Walden) - 05:55 . 3.Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Charles Mingus) - 05:31 . 4.Head For Backstage Pass (Wilbur Bascomb, Andy Clark) - 02:43 . 5.Blue Wind (Jan Hammer) - 05:54 . 6.Sophie (Narada Michael Walden) -…

We Remember Elvin Jones. ‘Heavy Elvin’

This day (May 18, 2004), in Englewood, New Jersey, died Elvin Jones, an American jazz drummer.Digest Tracklist : Night In Tunisia (1999) . A Love Supreme (1997) . A Different Drummer (1/2) . A Different Drummer (2/2) . w/ Mccoytyner, Freddie Hubbard, Ron Carter (1982) . The Children/Merry-Go-Round (1973) . John Coltrane Quartet – My Favorite Things (1965) . John Coltrane Quartet With Eric Dolphy…

We remember Don Pullen. ‘Ode To Don’

This day (April 22, 1995), in Los Angeles, California,, died Don Pullen, an American jazz pianist and organist.Digest Tracklist : w/ The African-Brazilian Connection - El Matador (1992) . Jam Session / Autumn Leaves (1988) . Reincarnated . w/ George Adams Quartet - Song From The Old Country (1987) . w/ George Adams - City Gates (1984) . Interviewed by Ramsey Lewis + Ode to life . w/ George…

We remember Jackie Mclean. ‘Jackie Left His Bag’

This day (March 31, 2006), in Hartford, Connecticut, died John Lenwood 'Jackie' McLean, an American jazz alto saxophonist.Digest Tracklist : Round Midnight (2004) (1/2) . Round Midnight (2004) (2/2) . w/ Roy Hargrove - tribute to Charlie Parker (1992) . w/ Miles Davis and Friends - Jean-Pierre (1991) . w/ Sadao Watanabe - Confirmation (1988) . w/ Woody Shaw - Sonny's Crib (1986) . w/ McCoy…

ABC Paramount publish Quincy Jones’ debut album : ‘This Is How I Feel About Jazz’ (1957)

Quincy Jones' 'This Is How I Feel About Jazz' is his debut album recorded in New-York City and released on March 21, 1957 by Abc Paramount.Track Listing : 1.Walkin' (Richard Carpenter) – 10:47 . 2.Stockholm Sweetnin' (Quincy Jones) – 05:41 . 3.Evening In Paris (Quincy Jones) – 04:09 . 4.Sermonette (Adderley, Hendricks) – 05:58 . 5.A Sleepin' Bee (Arlen, Capote) – 04:42 . 6.Boo'S Blues (Jones) –…