4 PANNEL DIGIPACK EDITION
In 1960, celebrated jazz critic Nat Hentoff called Charles Mingus to record a number of sessions for the new Candid label. Mingus was given absolute freedom on these sessions, and most of the results were issued on the celebrated albums Newport Rebels (Candid CJS 9022), Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus (Candid CJS 9005), and Mingus (Candid CS 9021), all of which are included in their entireties on this 2-CD set. The former album makes reference to an alternative Newport Jazz Festival, featuring such artists as Mingus, Kenny Dorham, Ornette Coleman, and Max Roach, organized in July of 1960 in protest of Newport’s conservative and increasingly commercial booking policy. Despite the brevity of Charles Mingus’ working relationship with Candid, the bassist was quite happy with their association. Candid Records would disappear nearly six months after the last of these recordings was made.
CHARLES MINGUS, bass & leader, with:
Collective personnel: ERIC DOLPHY (alto sax, bass clarinet, flute),
ROY ELDRIDGE, BENNY BAILEY, KENNY DORHAM, BOOKER LITTLE (trumpet),
BOOKER ERVIN (tenor sax), CHARLES McPHERSON (alto sax),
JIMMY KNEPPER, JULIAN PRIESTER (trombone), TOMMY FLANAGAN (piano),
MAX ROACH, JO JONES, DANNIE RICHMOND (drums), among others.
New York, October-November 1960.
CD 1 [1-5]: Originally issued as Newport Rebels
CD 2 [1-4]: Originally issued as Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus
CD 1  & CD 2 [5-6]: Originally issued as Mingus
CD 1  &  / CD 2 : Originally issued on The Jazz Life!
CD 1: Total Time: 77:14 Min.
01 MYSTERIOUS BLUES
02 CLIFF WALK
03 WRAP YOUR TROUBLES IN DREAMS
04 T’AIN’T NOBODY’S BIZNESS IF I DO
05 ME AND YOU
06 R & R
07 MDM [MONK, DUKE & MINGUS]
CD2: Total Time: 75:51 Min.
01 FOLK FORMS No.1
02 ORIGINAL FAUBUS FABLES
03 WHAT LOVE
04 ALL THE THINGS YOU COULD BE BY NOW IF SIGMUND FREUD’S WIFE WAS YOUR MOTHER
05 STORMY WEATHER
06 LOCK ‘EM UP
07 REINCARNATION OF A LOVEBIRD