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Mingus At Antibes (US Release)
 
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Mingus At Antibes (US Release)

29 Mar. 2005 | Format: MP3

£7.49 (VAT included if applicable)
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  • Original Release Date: 14 Sept. 2004
  • Release Date: 29 Mar. 2005
  • Label: Rhino Atlantic
  • Copyright: 2005 Atlantic Recording Corp. Manufactured & Marketed by Warner Strategic Marketing
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  • Total Length: 1:11:58
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  • ASIN: B001FA38GW
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 218,362 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By KMorris on 4 Feb. 2007
Format: Audio CD
It was probably Mingus' best group featuring Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone and bass clarinet), Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone), Ted Curson (trumpet), long-serving Dannie Richmond (drums) and the leader himself on bass who recorded this live festival gig in the summer of 1960.

The performance is bookended by extended rollicking gospel-tinged workouts of two of Mingus' greatest 'hits', "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting" and "Better Git Hit in Your Soul". Along the way, Booker Ervin really takes it to church on a passionate reading of the mighty "Prayer for Passive Resistance" which is sold as a rock and the highlight for this listener ; while Dolphy (on bass clarinet) and Mingus himself get the most out of the musical question, "What Love?". Curson and Richmond's contributions are also a joy throughout the proceedings and special guest artist Bud Powell joins the band on piano for "I'll Remember April".

What we have here is a fine, spirited and jumping live recording. The CD version is good value for money as when this was originally issued on vinyl it was a two-record set and, it also stands up well as a fair introduction to the work of Charles Mingus. It will make you eager to search out more from this important composer and musician who, like Thelonious Monk, always commanded the employ of top and imaginative soloists.

Mingus, yeah! Better get THIS in your soul !
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29 of 31 people found the following review helpful By "colemanedmund" on 1 Mar. 2004
Format: Audio CD
I don't like to verbalise too much about music,
but I noticed no one had wrote a review of this.
I cant overemphasise the impact this album had on my life.
It contains some of the greatest examples of improvisational group playing ever recorded. Forget labels like Music, Art, Jazz, Funk, Soul, Rock,. This album contains some of the most emotionally resonant music you'll ever hear.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. F. Adkins on 28 Dec. 2009
Format: Audio CD
I echo all the previous comments, this is an outstanding example of live jazz from one of Mingus's best bands. Blistering solos, driving rhythm section and original themes. Refreshes the parts other bands cannot reach BUT not for the faint hearted !
Rumour has it that somewhere exists a video of this concert - now that I would like to see.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Jazzrook TOP 500 REVIEWER on 25 Feb. 2008
Format: Audio CD
This complete 1960 Antibes concert is probably one of Charles Mingus's most exciting live recordings which, inexplicably, was not released by ATLANTIC until after his death in 1979. The music is uncommonly fiery and passionate with inspired playing from Mingus(bass & piano), Eric Dolphy(alto sax, bass-clarinet), Booker Ervin(tenor), Ted Curson(trumpet) and the ever-present Dannie Richmond(drums). The great bop pianist Bud Powell makes a guest appearance on one track, 'I'll Remember April'.
Small group jazz doesn't get any more powerful or moving than this and 'Mingus At Antibes' deserves to be included in any modern jazz collection.
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Format: Audio CD
Mingus + co live at Antibes in 1960 or as wikipedia put it: Mingus at Antibes was originally a double album recorded at a live 1960 performance at Juan-les-Pins by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus; it was released in 1976. The album captures a performance at the Antibes Jazz Festival, and features some of Mingus's regular musicians in a generally piano-less quintet, though the band is joined by Bud Powell on "I'll Remember April", and Mingus himself plays some loose piano on "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting" and "Better Git Hit in Your Soul".

Charles Mingus – bass, piano,Ted Curson – trumpet,Eric Dolphy – alto saxophone, bass clarinet, Booker Ervin – tenor saxophone,Dannie Richmond – drums plus Bud Powell – piano on final track

the Atlantic label official release is Mingus - Live at Antibes as here , (was also released without original artwork or sleevenotes as Folk Forms is a cheap re-issue by the Penny label from the early 1990 s) The live performance at Antibes is undeniably exciting ,containing genuinely rawkus jazz with Mingus goading, wailing and steamrollering his band members through the first three tracks in the same manner. the impression is of a slightly drunken band of jazz musicians having a damn good time. much onstage vocal exhortations by Mingus to his band members adds to the sense of fervour but for me though i rarely play the cd (i bought mine back in about 1992) the sound quality is excellent and the performance of Eric Dolphy on What Love make this cd a flawed experience but worth buying for What Love alone which is superbly languid with Dolphy playing incredible bass clarinet throughout. a marvel.
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