Mingus, Charles - Copenhagen 1964 : 2 x CDs (Mega Blowout Sale)

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Charles Mingus-bass
Eric Dolphy-alto sax, bass clarinet, flute
Clifford Jordan-tenor sax
Johnny Coles-trumpet
Jaki Byard-piano
Dannie Richmond-drums

So, what are the truly legendary groups in jazz? Probably less than a dozen: Duke Ellington's Orchestra, The Hot Five with Louis Armstrong, The Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie Quintet, Ornette Coleman's original quartet, the John Coltrane Quartet, etc. etc. etc.
And also, this group; the sextet that the great American composer and bassist Charles Mingus assembled to play a one month tour of Europe, which never recorded in the studio at all, but which has gained their legendary status due to the relatively large number of high quality recordings that document this tour and this band.
This is one of those shows, taken from a radio broadcast on April 14 (3 days before Johnny Coles collapsed on stage and had to be rushed off to the hospital and the band continued for two weeks without him) features the band in amazing and fiery form (Charles had an altercation at a shirt shop where he was arrested and thrown in jail and the show starts without Jaki, who was still in jail).
This is music on the edge presented by one of the greatest ensembles that ever existed. Hugely recommended.

“In April 1964, Charles Mingus took his remarkable band to Europe. Having fulfilled eagerly anticipated dates in Amsterdam, Oslo, and Stockholm, they played the remarkable set captured here in the Great Hall of the Odd Fellows' Palace in Copenhagen on the evening of Tuesday 14th. Fired up by an altercation in a shirt shop earlier in the day, Mingus gives an especially fiery performance, as does Eric Dolphy, who had already decided to settle in Europe, unaware that he had only two months left to live.”
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