Various Artists / I Am Three
Album: I Am Three   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Various Artists   Added:Jul 2005
Label:Sue Mingus Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-07-10 Pull Date: 2005-09-11 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 4 Aug 28 Aug 14 Aug 7 Jul 31 Jul 24 Jul 17
Airplays: 1 1 2 3 1 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 09, 2012: No Cover, No Minimum
Cell Block F 'tis Nazi Usa
4. Aug 25, 2005: Multiple Personality Disorder
Todo Modo
2. Aug 02, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Pedal Point Blues
5. Aug 12, 2005: Memory Select
Cell Block F 'tis Nazi Usa
3. Aug 30, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
Pedal Point Blues
6. Aug 12, 2005: No Cover, No Minimum
Wedesday Prayer Meeting

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-07-24
THREE Mingus bands combine under one CD roof: the Mingus Big Band, the Mingus Dynasty, and the Mingus Orchestra. (They don't all play at once.) A big, joyous mainstream-jazz sound faithful to the Mingus '60s sound.

Packed with big-name Mingus sidemen and other stars: Randy Brecker, Robin Eubanks, Jack Walrath, Craig Handy, John Hicks, etc.

The title comes from Charles Mingus' autobiography, where he writes, "In other words, I am three." It refers to his personalities: vulnerable, angry/passionate, and the observer.

1- Upbeat and swingy, a good time. Slow start.
2- Overlapping Duke, Monk, and Mingus themes. Name that tune!
3- Mostly slow. Lots of dissonances and sudden speedups.
4- Gruff bluesy vocals
5- Big rolling theme; bass solo early on.
6- Midtempo and grand, a sweeping classic
7- Happy and carefree -- but a protest song at heart.
8- Another happy swing, with a long pensive intro and a calm interlude featuring bassoon.
9- Gospel blues, lots of informal chaos
10- Coolly mid/fast

Track Listing
 ArtistTrack Name
1. Mingus Big Band Song with Orange
2. Mingus Big Band Mom
3. Mingus Orchestra Chill of Death
4. Mingus Big Band Paris in Blue
5. Mingus Big Band Tensions
6. Mingus Big Band Orange Is the Color of ...
7. Mingus Dynasty Cell Block F 'tis Nazi Usa
8. Mingus Orchestra Todo Modo
9. Mingus Dynasty Wedesday Prayer Meeting
10. Mingus Big Band Pedal Point Blues