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 Blue Silk (Charles Mingus) – 15:05 . 6.Take The ‘A’ Train (Billy Strayhorn) – 17:26 . 7.Meditations (Charles Mingus) – 31:23 . 8.So Long Eric (Charles Mingus) – 15:33 . 9.When Irish Eyes Are Smiling (Chauncey Olcott, George Graff Jr., Ernest Ball) – 06:06 . 10.Jitterbug Waltz (Fats Waller) – 09:58

Musicians : Charles Mingus – Double Bass . Eric Dolphy – Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute . Johnny Coles – Trumpet . Clifford Jordan – Tenor Saxophone . Jaki Byard – Piano . Dannie Richmond – Drums

Production : Produced By Michael Cuscuna, Sue Mingus . Mark Wilder – Mastering

Package : Gary Giddins – Liner Notes . Riccardo Schwamenthal – Photography

Recorded On March 18, 1964 At Cornell University In Ithaca, New York.

Released In 2007 By Blue Note Records.

Charles Mingus


If the Miles Davis rhythm sections of the ‘50s and ‘60s were like a Mercedes Benz—neat but powerful—then the Mingus/Richmond team ran more like a vintage Camaro or Mustang—surging forward with power and great engineering. […]

The impact of the loss of Dolphy so early is incalculable– he was a truly original voice on any instrument he touched and cut precious few sessions as a leader. […]

All About Jazz
As welcome as Coles is on the present Blue Note recording, he’s neither a deal maker nor breaker. Moreover, on the later date the five-member Mingus “sextet” seems to go the extra mile to make up for the absence of Coles’ coy trumpet. […]


Charles Mingus’ ‘Cornell 1964’ on RVM [Radio.Video.Music]M


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