The Jazz Show Episode April 11, 2022

Charles Mingus: "East Coasting"

9:00pm - 12:25am

Tonight's Jazz Feature is a continuation of this month's tribute to Mr. Mingus. "Charles Mingus Month" is celebrating his 100th Birthday Anniversary. The Feature album is "East Coasting" done in August of 1957 during the time when Mingus was still an "underground" musician and composer. This was a period when the Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop (the name he called his bands) had a relatively stable personnel. The same band existed from late 1956 until the end of 1958. The only revolving door was the different pianists. The horns consisted of Jimmy Knepper on trombone, Clarence Shaw on trumpet and Shafi Hadi (aka Curtis Porter) on alto and tenor saxophones and of course mainstay drummer Dannie Richmond. For this recording Mingus called upon a young Bill Evans who came to the date and sight-read his parts and contributed s lot to the success of this recording. Mingus' bass was beautifully recorded and the set was first issued on Bethlehem Records. With the exception of the opening selection "Memories of You" the remaining 5 compositions are all new Mingus creations. The unity of spirit of evident throughout the date and it's one of Mingus' masterpieces. It is tonight's Jazz Feature and well worth your time.

Track Listing:

Soul Stirrin'
Bennie Green · Soul Stirrin'
Memories of You
Charles Mingus · East Coasting
East Coasting
Charles Mingus · East Coasting
West Coast Ghost
Charles Mingus · East Coasting
Charles Mingus · East Coasting
Charles Mingus · East Coasting
Fifty-First Street Blues
Charles Mingus · East Coasting
Phil Woods · Phil Talks With Quill
A Night in Tunisia
Phil Woods · Phil Talks With Quill
Stranger Than Fiction
Jon Gordon · Stranger Than Fiction
Jon Gordon · Stranger Than Fiction
Avataar · Worldview
Charles Mingus · Modern Jazz Concert
The Hearing
Don Sleet · All Members
Dizzy Reece · Soundin' Off!
Nick Brignola · L..A.Bound
Nick Brignola · L..A. Bound
The Man Who Never Sleeps
Charles Mingus · Mingus in Europe(1970)