"...Anyone with half an ear could immediately hear the outstanding improvements in the SACD sonics from the very first track." - John Henry, Audiophile Audition, August 2010
Produced by Impulse! A&R director Bob Thiele in 1963, this recording is a major showcase of the talented Charles Mingus as a bassist, pianist and writer. In his 1963 original liner notes, critic-at-large Nat Hentoff said that of all the musicians, it is impossible to remain indifferent to Mingus. This recording more than any other testifies to Hentoff's claim. More so today than in 60's, there is truly only one Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus.
Originally released in 1963.
Mastered by Kevin Gray.
Charles Mingus, bass, piano, vocals
Jay Berliner, guitar
Don Butterfield, trombone, tuba
Jaki Byard, piano
Eric Dolphy, flute, alto saxophone
Rolf Ericson, trumpet
Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone
Dick Hafer, clarinet, flute, oboe, tenor saxophone
Quentin Jackson, trombone
Charlie Mariano, alto saxophone
Walter Perkins, drums
Eddie Preston, trumpet
Jerome Richardson, flute, baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone
Dannie Richmond, drums
Richard Gene Williams, trumpet
Britt Woodman, trombone
||1. II B.S.|
||2. I X Love|
||4. Mood Indigo|
||5. Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul|
||6. Theme for Lester Young|
||7. Hora Decubitus|
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