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Various Artists / I Am Three
Album:I Am Three Collection:Jazz
Artist:Various Artists Added:07/2005
Label:Sue Mingus Music 

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Add Date:2005-07-10 Pull Date:2005-09-11 Charts:Jazz
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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