The Great Concert Of Charles Mingus 1964

The Great Concert Of Charles Mingus is a live recording by the Charles Mingus Quintet.

It was recorded at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées in Paris, France on April 19, 1964.

Playing on the album are:

Eric Dolphy – Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet, Flute
Clifford Jordan – Tenor Saxophone
Jaki Byard – Piano
Charles Mingus – Bass
Dannie Richmond – Drums

Johnny Coles guest starred on trumpet on So Long Eric.

The Great Concert Of Charles Mingus

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Songs On The Great Concert Of Charles Mingus

CD 1

A.T.F.W. (Art Tatum Fats Waller) – 4:17
Presentation Of Musicians: Johnny Cole’s Trumpet – 1:08
So Long Eric (Don’t Stay Over There Too Long) – 21:47
Orange Was The Colour Of Her Dress Then Blue Silk – 14:29
Fables Of Faubus – 27:48

CD 2

Sophisticated Lady – 7:54
Parkeriana – 27:03
Meditations On Integration (Or For A Pair Of Wire-Cutters) – 22:45

I’m not keen on experimental jazz myself but plenty of other people rave about this album in particular and Charles Mingus in general. This is one of those albums that I wish I liked.

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