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  • Audio CD (2 July 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Live
  • Label: Blue Note
  • ASIN: B000R7G77G
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 71,801 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. OpeningCharles Mingus0:16£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. AT FW YouCharles Mingus 4:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Sophisticated LadyCharles Mingus 4:23£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. Fables Of FaubusCharles Mingus29:41£2.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, The Blue SilkCharles Mingus15:05£2.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Take The A TrainCharles Mingus17:26£2.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. MeditationsCharles Mingus31:23£3.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. So Long EricCharles Mingus15:33£2.49  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. When Irish Eyes Are SmilingCharles Mingus 6:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
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titolo-cornell 1964artista-charles mingus -eric dolphy etichetta-blue noten. dischi2data22 giugno 2007supportocd audiogenerejazz----disc one:1. atfw you 2. sophisticated lady 3. fables of faubus 4. orange was the colour of her dress, then blue silk 5. take the a train disc two:1. meditations 2. so long eric 3. when irish eyes are smiling 4. jitterbug waltz

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Spring 1964 is mostly memorable to Mingus fans and jazz lovers for his famous concert on 4 April at New York's Town Hall (supposedly the first concert by this star ensemble) preceding an all-conquering tour of Europe and one monumental concert at the Monterey Jazz Festival in California.

Few people, except the students at upstate Cornell University, have ever heard this compendium of material. As Gary Giddins states in the liner notes: 'The Cornell concert captures them in the first light of shared discovery'. That's about to change, thanks for this two-disc Blue Note reissue. Thanks indeed, as this is the most insightful practice session you'll ever hear.

This is Mingus at his most irresistible backed up by a truly wonderful set of players, not least pianist Jaki Byard who runs the whole gamut of styles from 'plop plop' Tatum abstractions on ''ATFW You'' through to downhome boogie woogie on Billy Strayhorn's ''Take The 'A' Train''. Dolphy, Mingus's cherished cohort (celebrated in life on ''So Long Eric'') and the man who 'made' the group a sextet, is pure class and his usually meditative self; the quivering opening to ''Jitterbug Waltz'' being case in point. Richmond demonstrates on each track just why Mingus kept faith with him for so long. The rhythm section just swings without mercy!until it's time to go somewhere else, as is so often the case with a Mingus band playing live interpretations of his compositions like ''Meditations'' (here weighing in at an engrossing 31 minutes).

Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) is the perfect romantic foil for the fearsome bass man and peripatetic composer, lyrical yet brisk and insistent on ''Fables Of Faubus'' while Johnny Coles (trumpet) basks in the undulating fields of Dolphy and Jordan's sassy horn play. At the end of the day though, it all starts and ends with the rudder of Mingus; his incisive ability to serenade, to tickle and to excite, all in the space of one arrangement (''Orange Was The Colour!'', for instance). Whether hard bop, waltz or Irish folk song, he assimilated and refined each one. Anyone wishing to hear more should pick up the recent Complete America Sessions reissue and the Music Not Heard at UCLA from 1965. But this remains 'bassically' essential. --Amar Patel

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful By Breeze on 5 July 2007
Format: Audio CD
Another very welcome addition to Mingus' 1964 music, written for a European tour which went ahead for the most part without trumpeter Johnny Coles who took ill.The 1964 music is amongst the very best composed by Mingus(music containing elements of all eras in the idiom) and this cd offers a chance to hear the music as it was intended (with Coles' trumpet) in a concert which premiers the material at Cornell University a few weeks before the tour.The Great Concert cd, I think, is the best available recording from this tour(it features extended bop masterpiece Parkeriana, sadly not performed at Cornell), but this is a great companion to that disc.
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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Alan Cross on 11 July 2007
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A great Mingus band recorded at a performance in 1964 that was only recently discovered by his wife Sue and released by Blue Note to coincide with what would have been his 85th birthday.

A double CD which swings like a band having a good time - one of the last recordings by Eric Dolphy and a memorable testament to how good jazz can sound live and well recorded.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Nikica Gilic on 16 Nov. 2009
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It's a brilliant find; an early, previously practically forgotten outing of a classic Mingus bend (if you believe Gary Giddins who wrote the lovely liner notes)...
And it's a great band, playing beautifully.... It is probably not better than the famous Paris concert, it's true that "When Irish Eyes Are Smiling" is a bit bellow the band's highs,
and there might be a few meandering moments in some of the longer tracks...
But, essentially, this is a Mingus festival, with Eric Dolphy, Cliford Jordan,Johnny Coles (one of Gil Evans' favorite trumpeters, they say...), Jaki Byard, Dannie Richmond... Each and every one of them capable of hot solos and brilliant interplay (and, yes, they prove it on these two CDs in abundance). Have you noticed how easily Mingus makes a quintet or a sextet sound as rich as an entire big band? Of course, he uses great players, but Mingus is one and only, one of the most inspiring band-leaders in jazz history. And, let's not forget, he's a brilliant bass player as well - you can hear him solo and working jubilantly with others.
This is essential for all the Mingus fans,
but all jazz fans will probably LOVE this.
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This brilliant double CD of a concert at Cornell University in 1964 is a genuine treasure. Apparently the existence of both the recording, or even the concert itself, was unknown until a chance discovery of the recording tapes. This turned out to be the first of the series of concerts (mostly recorded and released elsewhere) with a new sextet. Not all the musicians were "new to Mingus" but the combination was new. Jaki Byard (p), Eric Dolphy (f, alto, bass clarinet), Dannie Richmond (d) had all played with Mingus earlier. Only Johnny Coles (t) and Clifford Jordan (tenor) were new. They had a residency at the Five Spot where the band could gel.
Charles Mingus was obviously very happy with the band and the programme, and this is evident. This, I think, is the most relaxed I have heard Mingus and his musicians. This doesn't mean that the music is trivial; it is a full of passion but somehow an air of confidence pervades from the opening solo performance by Byard of "ATFW You" (in the style of Art Tatum and Fats Waller) and Mingus's solo "Sophisticated Lady" through to the "jitterbug Waltz" a couple of hours later. Everyone plays well, but I think Jaki Byard actually takes the honours!
Is this the very best Mingus album of all time?
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I saw a limited edition vinyl of this set in the early (?) 80's but didn't have enough money with me (No Credit Card then!) and by the time I'd got some money it had gone. I had heard of its reputation and have always been a Mingus fan - this has not let me down! As it says in the liner notes this is Mingus enjoying himself. A classic group with Eric Dolphy added - couldn't be better! There are a few technical flaws with it being a live recording but the music is so good that but they don't distract from the enjoyment.
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