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Tonight at Noon [Import]

Charles Mingus Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (29 May 2012)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Wea Japan
  • ASIN: B0072KWPOA
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 917,555 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By Jazzrook TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This little-known album by the great bassist/composer Charles Mingus(1922-1979) consists of tracks from two sessions which were left off his original albums 'The Clown'(1957) & 'Oh Yeah'(1961) and not released until 1964.
The two tracks from the March, 1957 session feature Mingus(bass); Shafi Hadi(alto sax); Jimmie Knepper(trombone); Wade Legge(piano) & Dannie Richmond(drums).
The frenetic 'Tonight At Noon' has a Middle-Eastern feel while the abrupt changes of tempo and mood on 'Passions Of A Woman Loved' were designed as a challenge for dancers.
The three tracks from the November, 1961 session feature Mingus(piano); Roland Kirk(saxes); Booker Ervin(tenor sax); Jimmie Knepper(trombone); Doug Watkins(bass) & Dannie Richmond(drums).
'Peggie's Blue Skylight' has a haunting theme while 'Invisible Lady' is a showcase for Knepper's trombone. '"Old" Blues For Walt's Torin' is a typical earthy and moving Mingus blues.
Although this album is high-quality Mingus all these tracks can be found on expanded CD editions of 'The Clown' & 'Oh Yeah'.
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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ...genius. 14 July 2011
By kenni
Format:Audio CD
...for anybody who appreciates his music I think this to be an 'essential' in their collection........................but that is just my opinion.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Tonight At Noon Is Back! 3 Nov 2000
By R. LaRue - Published on
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Two questions: Why has it taken so long to get this reissued; and why haven't you ordered your copy yet.
This recording is still my favorite Mingus album. I don't think you can get the track, 'Passions of a Woman Loved' on any of his other available recordings; and the rest of the cuts here will keep you coming back and back, trying to figure out just what this master composer/bandleader's constellation of star performers has to offer on another hearing.
If you like Mingus, and don't have this in vinyl, get it now. If you are new to Mingus, listen to this album a few dozen times and you'll see why musicians revered him.
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2.0 out of 5 stars A so-so record, but all the material is available elsewhere. 22 July 2005
By Michael Stack - Published on
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"Tonight At Noon" is an album of leftovers-- half of it is taken from the sessions for "The Clown", half of it from the sessions for "Oh Yeah". Charles Mingus was batting consistently high during this period, and at least one piece from each of these sessions is essential in his catalog ("Tonight At Noon" and "Peggy's Blue Skylight"). The balance of the material is ok, but either a bit uninspired ("Old Blues for Walt's Torin") or lifeless ("Passions of a Woman Loved").

Having stated that, the deluxe edition reissues of "The Clown" and "Oh Yeah" include all this material. I'd recommend skipping this one and going with those. My rating reflects the inconsistency of the material and the lack of reasonable value. Still, if you've got those two records, pick this up for 'Tonight' and 'Peggy', you won't regret it.
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