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Charles Mingus - Mingus At Antibes (180g Import Vinyl 2LP)

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Charles Mingus - Mingus At Antibes (180g Import Vinyl 2LP)

Charles Mingus - Mingus At Antibes (180g Import Vinyl 2LP)

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180g Vinyl LP Reissue Remastered Using Pure Analogue Components Only from the Master Tapes Through To the Cutting Head

You can be sure that jazz fans in the year 1960 were unfamiliar with Charles Mingus' LPs Blues And Roots or Mingus Ah-Um when they poured into the Pinède Gould Arena at the Antibes Jazz Festival held in Juan-les-Pins, France on July 13. At any rate all of the seats were occupied. In addition, a really good trumpeter was there, whose name would later resound throughout Europe: Ted Curson. What is more, the legendary Bud Powell, who lived in France, was invited as a special guest for one number that required a pianist.

The Jazz Workshop – which was how Mingus called his working ensemble – presented repertoire that was familiar to all the musicians: "Better Git It In Your Soul," "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting" and Dolphy's wonderful solo on the bass clarinet in "What Love?" Besides this there was "Cry For Freedom" as "Prayer For Passive Resistance" was also named, and "Folk Forms," also known as "Ummh." As a mark of respect towards the guest musician, it was decided to perform the evergreen "I'll Remember April," with Powell's improvisation being applauded enthusiastically by the audience.

Charles Mingus was to play in numerous concerts in the 60s and 70s; he recorded more than two-dozen official LPs, accused several concert organizers and tour managers of extortionate robbery, and trampled on illegal recording tapes. But the present live recording was made by the ORTF and released officially later by Atlantic Records. It is now re-released after many years and is a rare document in the annals of music history. This Speakers Corner 180g vinyl 2LP reissue was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head, and is housed in gatefold packaging.

Musicians:
Charles Mingus, bass & piano
Eric Dolphy, alto saxophone & clarinet
Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone
Bud Powell, piano
Ted Curson, trumpet
Dannie Richmond, drums

LP1
  1. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
  2. Prayer For Passive Resistance
  3. What Love?
LP2
  1. I'll Remember April
  2. Folk Forms I
  3. Better Git Hit In Your Soul
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