The Great Concert of Charles Mingus

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The Great Concert of Charles Mingus
Live album by Charles Mingus
Released 1964
Recorded Apr 17 - Apr 19, 1964
Genre Jazz
Length 129:25 (vinyl) 127:11 (CD)
Label America
Charles Mingus chronology
Town Hall Concert
(1964)
The Great Concert of Charles Mingus
(1964)
Right Now: Live at the Jazz Workshop
(1964)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]

The Great Concert of Charles Mingus is a 1964 live album by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus, recorded at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, France on April 19, 1964.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Charles Mingus, except where noted. On the original vinyl release, "So Long Eric" was credited as "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat"; this has been corrected below. Johnny Coles became ill during the concert, and left after So Long Eric.

Vinyl pressing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Introduction and Presentation"   1:35
2. "So Long Eric (Don't Stay Over There Too Long) (1ere partie)"   23:30
Total length:
25:05
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "So Long Eric (Don't Stay Over There Too Long) (2e partie)"   5:40
2. "Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk"   14:00
Total length:
19:40
Side three
No. Title Length
1. "Parkeriana (Dedicated to a Genius)"   23:00
Total length:
23:00
Side four
No. Title Length
1. "Meditation for Integration (Or for a Pair of Wire Cutters)"   27:00
Total length:
27:00
Side five
No. Title Length
1. "Fables of Faubus (1ere partie)"   17:20
Total length:
17:20
Side six
No. Title Length
1. "Fables of Faubus (2e partie)"   11:20
2. "Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington, Mills, Parish) 6:00
Total length:
17:20

CD pressing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Length
1. "A.T.F.W. (Art Tatum Fats Waller)"   4:17
2. "Presentation of Musicians"   1:08
3. "So Long Eric (Don't Stay Over There Too Long)"   21:47
4. "Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk"   14:29
5. "Fables of Faubus"   27:46
Total length:
69:27
Disc two
No. Title Length
1. "Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington, Mills, Parish) 7:55
2. "Parkeriana (Dedicated to a Genius)"   27:04
3. "Meditation for Integration (Or for a Pair of Wire Cutters)"   22:45
Total length:
57:44

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "The Great Concert of Charles Mingus - Charles Mingus | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 

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