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Mingus in Europe
Charles Mingus
Mingus in Europe
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
 
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In 1964 bassist/bandleader Charles Mingus had the best band in his career, which included Eric Dolphy, Clifford Jordan, Jaki Byard, and Dannie Richmond. A sensational live performance in Germany, released courtesy of the C...  more »

      
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All Artists: Charles Mingus
Title: Mingus in Europe
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Enja
Original Release Date: 1/1/1964
Re-Release Date: 6/22/2002
Album Type: Limited Edition
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 063757307723

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In 1964 bassist/bandleader Charles Mingus had the best band in his career, which included Eric Dolphy, Clifford Jordan, Jaki Byard, and Dannie Richmond. A sensational live performance in Germany, released courtesy of the Charles Mingus estate.

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I was in the audience in Wuppertal Elberfeldt for this
grahamerhodes@hotmail.com | Prince Edward Island Canada | 03/08/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This concert changed my life. It was because of this concert that I became a serious jazz musician. One thing though. The list of personel for this recording is wrong or at least incomplete. Johnny Coles was on trumpet, and in fact Clifford Jordon did not make the date which was in the afternoon. The place was so full that there wasn't anyplace to sit. People were standing. Also as an encore Mingus and Dolphy played 'What Love' The audience, including myself were openly crying with the emotion they created. At the end there was very little applause because people were just knocked out. They were quietly talking amongst themselves. The emotion was just unreal. In all the jazz experience I have had since, which includes working for Duke. Nothing comes close. All I can do is to try to recreate the emotion in my gigs. Talk about 'Better get hit in your soul.'
Of all the jazz records ever produced including Trane or Miles. Then this has to be one of the best three ever recorded. Sheer magic. listen to it.
Sincerely
Grahame Rhodes"
Classic mingus-dolphy collaboration
gratefulshrink | NY USA | 07/20/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The other review here refers to Vol 2. of this live material (and is also listed under that title). I'm sure that reviewer would sing equally high praises for the material on this disc. The jams on this are a bit more extended, giving Dolphy more time to stretch out. Highly recommended for anybody wishing to explore Dolphy, or fill out their Mingus collection."
Blown away!
P. Chiu | New York, NY United States | 12/04/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Mingus in Europe has to be one of the greatest live jazz recordings in my mind. The first track "Orange was the Colour of her Dress then Blue Silk" is a true testiment to Mingus' composition skills and how his style allows for such a versatile group of musicians. Clifford Jordan's solo in this first track is truly a one of those "feel good" moments in jazz. The simple chorus allows for a mellow mood with sudden excitment in regular intervals. Eric Dolphy wails out a wacky message on his bass clarinet with lines of genius that make you chuckle. The quality of the sound on this live recording is also amazing. The only other live recording that sounds just as good to me is the Thelonious Monk Quartet - Live at the IT Club which is another amazing album. I would recommend Mingus in Europe to anyone who appreciates the rawness of live jazz."