4 STARS DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE
INCLUDES 3 BONUS TRACKS
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 the results of the first date were issued on the celebrated "Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus" (Candid CJM8005), which appears here in its entirety along with two additional tracks that complete the session. The band consists of a piano-less quartet with trumpeter Ted Curson, alto saxophonist Eric Dolphy (who also plays bass clarinet on one track), Mingus on bass and veteran Mingus drummer Dannie Richmond. Mingus’ 1954 version of “Stormy Weather”, the only standard tune on the album, has been added as a further bonus. PERSONNEL
CHARLES MINGUS, bass & leader
ERIC DOLPHY, alto sax (bass clarinet on 3 only)
TED CURSON, trumpet
DANNIE RICHMOND, drums
New York, October 20, 1960.
(*) BONUS TRACKS
[5-6]: from the same session, but not included on the original LP.
: Thad Jones (tp), John LaPorta (as, arr), Teo Macero (ts),
Jackson Wiley (cello), Charles Mingus (b), Clem DeRosa (d, tamb).
New York, December 1954.INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLETTRACKS
1. FOLK FORMS No.1
2. ORIGINAL FAUBUS FABLES
3. WHAT LOVE
4. ALL THE THINGS YOU COULD BE BY NOW IF SIGMUND FREUD’S WIFE WAS YOUR MOTHER
5. STORMY WEATHER (*)
6. MELODY FROM THE DRUMS (*)
7. STORMY WEATHER [1954 version] (*)
TOTAL TIME 72:26 Min.