Charles Mingus - Mingus Takes Manhattan

 (Remastered + 44 Page Book)

Charles Mingus - Mingus Takes Manhattan


New Land



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ANEWL 0004
EAN: 5051083188432
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Vinyl Box Sets

No. of Discs: 4
Note: 180 Gram


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Limited edition vinyl box set 4LP with 44-page book

In official conjunction with the Mingus estate

Original reel-to-reel tapes, cleaned and mastered, giving these recordings optimum sound quality

Four 180-gram LPs housed in a bookcase-style box

Extensive 44-page book with foreward from Christian McBride, in-depth liner notes by Brian Priestley, interview with Charles McPherson and rare photographs and ephemera

"These recordings capture a window of time in the life of a jazz legend who was arguably at his creative peak." — Christian McBride

Mingus Takes Manhattan collects together Charles Mingus' run of dates at the world famous Birdland, New York from 1961 — 1962, released here officially for the first time ever in conjunction with the Mingus Estate.

The original reel-to-reel tapes used to record the radio broadcasts were tracked down, cleaned and remastered especially for these recordings. Previously only issued in bootleg form, the recordings enclosed feature Mingus in the midst of a highly creative spell. Alternating between bass and piano during these sets and featuring a rotating band of heavy hitters including Yusef Lateef, Roland Kirk, Jaki Byard, Booker Ervin, Pepper Adams as well as Mingus mainstays Charles McPherson, Dannie Richmond and many more.

Located in a basement in the Bronx, the original reel-to-reel tapes have been cleaned and remastered, giving these incredibly rare recordings the best sonic outing since 1962. At the center of this package is a 44-page book with a foreword from Christian McBride, an incredible 15,000 word essay from Brian Priestley as well as a new interview with Charles McPherson, giving context and inside information to the dates and the time. All of this is illustrated with slick design by Two To Tango and rare photographs and ephemera throughout.

Hot on the heels of the critically lauded Dorothy Ashby 6LP box set, and a string of releases featuring Gerry Mulligan, Blue Mitchell, Howard McGhee and Charles Mingus. New Land returns with another vital box set.


Disc 1
21st October 1961 - 24th March 1962
Hog Callin' Blues
Take the 'A' Train
Fables of Faubus
Eat That Chicken

Disc 2
31st March 1962 - 5th May 1962
Monk, Funk or Vice Versa
Oh Lord, Don't Let Them
Eat That Chicken
Reets and I

Disc 3
5th May 1962 - 12th May 1962
Monk, Funk or Vice Versa
Devil Woman
Eat That Chicken
Introduction By Symphony Syd
Peggy's Blue Skylight
Tijuana Table Dance (Aka Ysabel's Table Dance)
Eat That Chicken

Disc 4
19th October 1962 - 26th October 1962
The Search (I Can't Get Started)
Monk, Funk or Vice Versa
Please Don't Come Back from the Moon
Eat That Chicken
Monk, Funk or Vice Versa
The Search (I Can't Get Started)

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