Charles Mingus Jazz Composers Workshop Vol. 2 on 180g Import LP
Originally released as two 10" albums called Jazzical Moods, Jazz Composers Workshop Vol. 2 was the result of one of Charles Mingus' famed jazz workshop sessions, held in December of 1954 and featuring Thad Jones (trumpet), John LaPorta (clarinet and alto sax) Teo Macero (tenor and baritone sax), Jackson Wiley (cello), and Clem DeRosa (drums). Mingus intended the workshop as an outlet for young jazz composers, who might otherwise not be given the opportunity to record their own material, including Mingus' own compositions which, along with one composition by Macero, are given center stage here. This LP, also features Mingus' debut on piano.
Charles Mingus Jazz Composers Workshop Vol. 2 Track Listing:
1. What Is This Thing Called Love?
2. Four Hands
3. The Spur Of The Moment / Echonitus
4. Stormy Weather
5. Minor Intrusion
7. Thrice Upon A Theme