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Reincarnation Of A Love Bird [Colour, Import]

Charles Mingus Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (1 Mar 2000)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Colour, Import
  • Label: Candid
  • ASIN: B000001V09
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 381,679 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Jazzrook TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
The collective personnel for this album recorded in New York City on October 20 & November 11, 1960 is: Charles Mingus(bass); Eric Dolphy(alto sax, bass clarinet); Booker Ervin(tenor sax); Charles McPherson(alto sax); Ted Curson, Lonnie Hillyer, Roy Eldridge(trumpets); Jimmy Knepper(trombone); Paul Bley, Tommy Flanagan(piano); Dannie Richmond, Jo Jones(drums).
Highlights of the 5 tracks include the haunting title-track, the Charlie Parker-influenced 'Bugs' and a superb version of 'Body & Soul' with trumpeter Roy Eldridge in the company of Eric Dolphy and drummer Jo Jones.
All in all, this CD is a fine example of Mingus's 1960 CANDID recordings which deserve to be more widely known.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A rose by any other name ... 4 Jun 2012
By Mike Tarrani - Published on
Four of the tracks on this 1960 album are also on Charles Mingus And The Newport Rebels. The fifth one, Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams, is probably from that same set of sessions because it features Roy Eldridge on trumpet and Papa Jo Jones on drums.

The tracks are certainly off the beaten path in one respect, but some of Mingus' regulars, such as Eric Dolphy and Booker Ervin are also included (especially Mingus' musical soulmate Dannie Richmond on drums). They share Bugs, with Dolphy and Richmond accompanying Mingus on Body and Soul and R&R. Roy Eldridge is also on the last two.

If you are a Mingus fan you will enjoy the entire album. If you are new to Mingus, but love straight ahead, hard swinging jazz, you should also love this album and particularly the last four tracks. And, as importantly, if you are a jazz history buff, the back story to this and the Newport Rebels album cited above adds a layer. By 1960 black musicians had grown disenchanted with that they considered to be poor treatment by the Newport Jazz Festival organization. Mingus and Roach were always strong personalities and leaders, so they put on a parallel concert in 1960. It wasn't recorded, but this album and the Reincarnation Of A Love Bird one were recorded in the studio shortly afterwards, produced by Nat Hentoff.

This album is a part of a value-priced set called 5 Classic Albums, which I highly recommend.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the blues are like this 23 Sep 2010
By Drink Me - Published on
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At his core, Mingus was a blues man, but these tunes aren't the pentatonic chord progressions of Magic Sam and Buddy Guy (but I enjoy them too). This isn't neighborhood blues, but the huge blues of big cities linked together by Ellington and the great touring bands. And Charlie Parker (at least in spirit) puts in an appearance now and then.

Mingus straddled two eras: He played bass with Bird, but he also lived well into the hard bop era that saw new talents like Lee Morgan emerge--and managed to stay as relevant as ever. It's hard to go wrong with any of his recordings. The sound quality of this one is superb. Some recordings of this vintage sound terrible, and some quite good. It's mostly in how the tapes were stored.

Like Monk, Mingus has stood the test of time. You could start with this recording, and it would be a good start.
4.0 out of 5 stars Same Title for 2 Albums 17 May 2014
By John M. - Published on
Format:Audio CD
The other reviews are for the Candid CD of the same name. This Jazz Hour CD combines studio and Live recordings of the Charles Mingus 1970 sextet in Paris with Eddie Preston, Charles McPherson, Bobby Jones and Danny Richmond. The full Paris TNP concert is currently unavailable.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mingus without Mingus 13 Jun 2001
By Marvin Wanetick - Published on
Format:Audio CD
This is a recording made after Mingus was already sick and unable to play his instrument. I once borrowed the vinyl copy from a library and copied it on a cassette. As I remember the liner notes, Mingus was present at the recording sessions, but was only able to offer the most minimal of directions or advice. Still this is presented as his recording.
Nevertheless, the music is terrific. It features an extended big band made up of a large number of Mingus alumni, and the music alternates between solo excursions for almost everyone, and ensemble free blowing interludes.
It's terrific music.
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