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This CD presents a complete never before heard live performance by the Charles Mingus Sextet recorded in Rotterdam in 1970, during the European tour which followed Mingus’ long recording hiatus from 1965 to 1970. To this amazing concert, the only existing collaboration between Mingus and Duke Ellington apart from their album Money Jungle. Recorded during Mingus’ hiatus, this one of a kind version of Mingus’ “The Clown” was supposed to feature Mingus (who was among the audience) conducting the Ellington band. However, at the last minute he decided not to get on stage, so Ellington conducts his band and acts as the narrator!
CHARLES MINGUS bass & leader
CHARLES McPHERSON alto sax
BOBBY JONES tenor sax & clarinet
EDDIE PRESTON trumpet
JAKI BYARBYARD piano
DANNIE RICHMOND drums
(5) BONUS TRACK: MINGUS’ The Clown performed by DUKE ELLINGTON
DUKE ELLINGTON, conductor & narration, plus:
Cat Anderson, Cootie Williams, Willie Cook, Lloyd Michaels (tp)
Lawrence Brown, Bennie Green, Chuck Connors (tb)
Johnny Hodges (as), Russell Procope (as, cl), Norris Turney (as, fl)
Paul Gonsalves (ts),Harold Ashby (ts, cl), Harry Carney (bar, cl, b-cl),
Victor Gaskin (b), Rufus Jones (d).
Zellerbach Auditorium, University of California, Berkeley, California, September 29, 1969.
Newport in Europe Festival, Rotterdam, Holland, November 1, 1970.
01. Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress
02. Reincarnation Of A Lovebird
03. The Man Who Never Sleeps
05. The Clown [Performed By Duke Ellington & His Orchestra] *
Total Time: 66:37