Charles Mingus Changes Two on Limited Edition 180g LP
When driving a band with his upright bass, Charles Mingus looked - and was - gigantic, in more ways than one. He had huge creative appetites (as well as being hot tempered), creating his own combination of hard bop, blues, and avant-garde jazz. It's been over 40 years since Mingus' Changes Two was released yet the album is still widely regarded as a timeless classic. Recorded in 1974 at Atlantic Recording Studios in New York between Christmas and New Year's Eve, the follow-up to Changes One contains definitive versions of the Mingus classic "Orange Was The Colour Of Her Dress, Then Slik Blue," trumpeter Jack Walrath's "Black Bats and Poles," and Sy Johnson's "For Harry Carney."