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) – 04:17 . 5.Hobo Ho (Charles Mingus) – 10:07 . 6.The Chill Of Death (Charles Mingus) – 07:38 . 7.The I Of Hurricane Sue (Charles Mingus) – 10:09

Musicians : Charles Mingus – Bass, Conductor, Piano . Teo Macero – Conductor, Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor) . Sydney Johnson – Conductor . Alan Raph – Conductor . Sy Johnson – Conductor . Ron Carter – Bass . Richard Davis – Bass . Milt Hinton – Bass . Savarese – Bass . Charles Mccracken – Cello . Dannie Richmond – Drums . Roland Hanna – Piano . Bucky Pizzarelli – Guitar . Phil Kraus – Percussion . Patricia H. Bown – Piano . Jaki Byard – Piano . Hubert Laws – Flute . George Marge – Flute, Reeds (Multiple) . Bobby Jones – Clarinet, Horn (Tenor), Sax (Tenor) . Brooks Tillotson – French Horn . Julius Watkins – French Horn . James Moody – Sax (Alto), Sax (Tenor) . Charles Mcpherson – Sax (Alto) . Hal Mckusick – Sax (Alto), Sax (Baritone), Sax (Tenor) . Danny Bank – Sax (Baritone) . Bobby Lee Jones – Sax (Tenor) . Eddie Bert – Trombone . Jimmy Knepper – Trombone . Warren Covington – Trombone . Lonnie Hillyer – Trumpet . Jimmy Nottingham – Trumpet . Marvin Stamm – Trumpet . Snooky Young – Trumpet . Ernie Royal – Trumpet . Al Derisi – Trumpet . Eddie Preston – Trumpet . Richard Williams – Trumpet . Joe Wilder – Trumpet . Jack Jennings – Tuba . Howard Johnson – Tuba

Production : Produced By Teo Macero . Charles Mingus, Sydney Johnson, Alan Raph, Sy Johnson, Hub Miller

Arrangements : Charles Mingus, Sydney Johnson, Alan Raph, Sy Johnson, Hub Miller

Package : Paul M. Martin – Art Coordinator . Ed Lee – Design, Paintings . George Kanzler – Liner Notes . David Gahr – Photography

Recorded On September 23 – November 18, 1971.

Released January/February 1972 By Columbia.

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allmusic
Although Mingus’ small-group recordings are the ones most often cited as his premier works, this album does, in fact, rank at the top of his oeuvre and compares favorably with the finest large-ensemble jazz recordings by anyone, […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Easily his most Ellingtonian work stylistically, with so much emphasis on written arrangements, orchestral shading and soft melody that it sounds like 19th century classical music, but the tunes just don’t measure up […]

wordsandsounds @ All About Jazz
Michael Blake mentioned he was listening to Let my Children… and heard some amazing tones, hence my expedited purchase. At first I didn’t really dig in till at came at it on it’s own terms rather than my own a few days later. That’s when it opened up for me. Not his greatest of course, but an outstanding album. […]

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