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Classic Quartet Recording,
By A Customer
This review is from: Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus (Audio CD)
When I bought this record on vinyl it was a rarity. Now it is available on CD every serious follower of jazz should have a copy. Alongside 'Ah Hum' it rates as the best recording by the wonderful Charles Mingus. Every player is superb, but Eric Dolphy on alto sax and bass clarinet never sounded better. The empathy between these musicians is mesmerising. The 'talking duet' between Mingus & Dolphy is musically hilarious, and Danny Richmond switches the tempo effortlessly as he follows the authorative bass of the leader throughout. The original recording of 'Faubus Fables' is a stunning indictment of Southern racism. Buy this CD.