Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music


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AORM 1077-45
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45 RPM Vinyl Record

No. of Discs: 2
Note: 180 Gram

45 RPM

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180 Gram Vinyl Record

Mastered at 45 RPM by Bernie Grundman

180-gram double LP pressed at Pallas in Germany

Limited edition of 2,500 copies

"The best album I have ever made." Charles Mingus

"A towering achievement and a must for any serious jazz fan." — All Music Guide

"After laying low for several years, Charles Mingus hired Sy Johnson to orchestrate a complex set of music ranging from big band to enormous band. I'm not kidding: several tunes feature six string basses including Ron Carter, Richard Davis and Milt Hinton — for once Mingus didn't play most of his own bass. Easily his most Ellingtonian work stylistically, with so much emphasis on written arrangements, orchestral shading and soft melody that it sounds like 19th century classical music, but the tunes just don't measure up. A couple of compositions are from Monterey 1965 ('Don't Be Afraid, The Clown's Afraid Too,' 'The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers'), 'Adagio Ma Non Troppo' is an arrangement of a Mingus piano solo from 1963, and oldest of all is 'The Chill Of Death,' a Gothic death/love poem written when Mingus was in his teens. When not done by Johnson, the arrangements are by Mingus or Alan Raph; Teo Macero conducted 'Don't Be Afraid.'" — Wilson & Alroy's Record Reviews

Side 1
Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers
Adagio ma Non Troppo

Side 2
Don't Be Afraid, the Clown's Afraid Too

Side 3
Hobo Ho
Chill of Death

Side 4
The I of Hurricane Sue

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