The Jazz Show Episode April 27, 2015

Broadcast on 27-Apr-2015

9:00pm - 11:59pm

Bassist/composer and Jazz Icon: Charles Mingus: Concert in Bremen, Germany in July 1975.

Tonight's Jazz feature is a long one but worth the listening effort as it is a very rare live performance by what this author considers to be Charles Mingus' last great band. This band recorded a wonderful double album set on Atlantic records in December 1974 called "Changes 1 and Changes 2" but this is a live performance by the very same band and it truly captures the energy and power of this band. The personnel is Jack Walrath (trumpet), George Adams (tenor saxophone), Don Pullen (piano), Dannie Richmond (drums) and of course Mr. Charles Mingus on bass. It was recorded in Bremen, Germany on July 9, 1975. The tunes are long and these unedited performances capture the band at it's inspired best. Mingus at this time was enjoying a period of re-discovery and a restoration of his power and musical authority before feeling the first effects of the ALS which took hold the following year and led to his passing at age 58 on January 5,1979. Mingus forever!

Track Listing:

Sue's Changes
Charles Mingus · Live in Bremen
For Harry Carney
Charles Mingus · Live in Bremen
Free Cellblock "F" 'Tis Nazi USA.
Charles Mingus · Live in Bremen
Black Bats and Poles
Charles Mingus · Live in Bremen
Fables of Faubus
Charles Mingus · Live in Bremen
Twinklin'
Andy Kirk · 12 Clouds of Joy
Little Joe from Chicago
Andy Kirk · 12 Clouds of Joy
Toadie Toddle
Andy Kirk · 12 Clouds of Joy
Jump Jack Jump
Andy Kirk · 12 Clouds of Joy
Dunkin' A Doughnut
Andy Kirk · 12 Clouds of Joy
Mary's Idea
Andy Kirk · 12 Clouds of Joy
Close To Five.
Andy Kirk · 12 Clouds of Joy
Jordu
Max Roach/ Clifford Brown · In Concert
I Can't Get Started With You
Max Roach/Clifford Brown · In Concert
Parisian Thoroughfare
Max Roach/Cifford Brown · In Concert
Native Land
Joe LaBarbara · Native Land
Sahara
Rabih Abou-Khalil · Blue Camel
Song of Happiness
McCoy Tyner · Expansions