This was one of the most amazing bands that bassist/composer/innovator Charles Ningus ever led. The band consisted of Johnny Coles("Little Johnny 'C'')on trumpet, Eric Dolphy on alto saxophone, flute and bass clarinet, Clifford Jordan on tenor saxophone, Jaki Byard, piano and Dannie Richmond on drums. This concert recorded by The Student Society at Cornell has just been newly discovered and issued as a double CD on Blue Note. The music reflects Mingus in a positive and optimistic space and yet as always covers the many moods of Mingus from joy to anger. A monumental discovery!!!
Cannonball Adderley · Ball at Newport
A Foggy Day
George Shearing · George at Newport
Shearing and the · Shearing and the
52nd Street Theme
Oscar Peterson · Peterson at Newport
Autumn in New York
Sonny Stitt with · Stitt and O.P. at
Allen's Ally aka Wee.
Roy Eldridge and · Roy and Stitt at
Charles Mingus · Mingus at Cornell
Fables of Faubus
Take The "A" Train
Bennie Green · The 45 Sessions