Mingus, Charles - The Lost Album From Ronnie Scotts 3 x CDs

SKU 28-RNCE2063.2
Charles McPherson, alto saxophone
Bobby Jones, tenor saxophone, clarinet
Jon Faddis, trumpet
John Foster, piano
Charles Mingus, bass
Roy Brooks, drums, saw

Recorded live on August 14-15, 1972 at Ronnie Scott's Jazz Club, London, England.

“This is Mingus and his sextet at Ronnie Scott's club, recorded over two nights in 1972. This set is somewhere between four and five "stars" depending on the tune.
There's nine performances of tunes like (the 35 minute) "Fables Of Faustus", and (the 30 + minute) "Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress Then Silk Blues", or (the 19 + minute) "Noddin' Ya Head Blues", plus other good arrangements of Mingus' compositions. "Mind Readers' (sic) Convention In Milano (AKA Number 29)", at just under 30 minutes, is also a great example of Mingus and this band. The playing is usual for Mingus--intense, deeply felt, and with a feel of having been completely thought out, but still having a feeling of surprise for both musicians and listeners. There's a lot of room for the band to explore this music on several lengthy songs which let the compositions unfold naturally. The performances are very good even with a different pianist and drummer. Faddis sounds good here--blowing some fine trumpet. McPherson too shows how well he could play Mingus' tunes and could integrate his sound to fit Mingus' arrangements.
The sound is very good--open with space between the instruments. The booklet has period photos, and notes from McPherson and others, with an overview of Mingus' music, similar in content to previous Resonant Records booklets. The discs come in a multi-panel cardboard package with pockets for the discs and booklet. Originally thought as an album release, it never happened [due to Columbia dropping their entire jazz roster]. But at least it's now available for all Mingus fans to revel in.”-Stuart Jefferson
  • LabelResonance
  • UPC617270122846
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