|Mingus, Charles Sextet With Eric Dolphy / Cornell 1964|
|Artist:||Mingus, Charles Sextet With Eric Dolphy||Added:||07/2007|
|Add Date:||2007-09-09||Pull Date:||2007-11-11||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||14 Oct||7 Oct||30 Sep||23 Sep||16 Sep|
|1.||Fri, 15 Jul 16:||Be Sharp|
|4.||Fri, 11 Apr 08:||David Bug|
"In Your Ear ..." with David Bug, into the night with sound and flurry in-step
|2.||Thu, 20 Aug 09:||David Bug|
"In Your Ear ..." with Bug, from morning to noon!
|5.||Fri, 12 Oct 07:||Wedge|
|3.||Sun, 14 Jun 09:||David Bug|
"In Your Ear ..." with Bug, an impromptu post commencement on the air waves
|6.||Wed, 10 Oct 07:||chizzy|
Eran Mukamel (shallow apartment)
CHARLES MINGUS SEXTET: Cornell 1964 |
Blue Note, 1964/2007
This “lost” recording of a campus concert turns out to be the earliest recording of a brief-lived but highly-regarded Mingus ensemble with Eric Dolphy, Clifford Jordan and Johnny Coles (it only lasted a few months). The band is in high spirits, the music is freewheeling, and the sound quality is generally quite decent, if uneven. Good stuff.
Fo’s Picks: Disc 1 – 2, 4, maybe 5 Disc 2 – 2, 4
2. 04:26 – great Jaki Byard piano solo, channeling Art Tatum & Fats Waller
3. 04:23 – solo bass, classic ballad: exceptional, highly lyrical playing
4. 29:42 – classic angular swing, brisk start: the tune shifts organically through many tempos, moods & quotes. Slightly sour trumpet, playful piano, boisterous sax, honking clarinet, moody bass. Excellent solos.
5. 15:05 – relaxed, somewhat lumpy ballad with uptempo interjections; the mix sounds a little weird but it’s still nice. Dolphy’s clarinet solo is killer.
Note: earliest recording of this famous tune with a full band!
6. 17:26 – starts as straightforward, dull swing, but after 5 or 6 minutes it’s cooking like crazy. Long solos for bass, drums, clarinet.
1. 31:23 – wide-ranging piece with muddy sound: starts as melancholy ballad with a nostalgic touch, becomes a popping avant-garde stomp. Byard & Dolphy get most action in first half, then the others.
2. 15:33 – stage chatter, bass intro, then a cool glide stays low, loose, bluesy
3. 06:07 – light take on a corny Irish tune becomes breezy trumpet feature
4. 09:59 – lighthearted uptempo waltz, great lilting flute, propulsive rhythm
[ Fo ] 9-Sep-07
|1.||Opening||6.||Take The A Train|
|3.||Sophisticated Lady||8.||So Long Eric|
|4.||Fables Of Faubus||9.||When Irish Eyes Are Smiling|
|5.||Orange Was The Colour Of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk||10.||Jitterbug Waltz|