Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert

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Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert
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Live album by Charles Mingus
Released 1972
Recorded February 4, 1972
Venue Philharmonic Hall in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City
Genre Jazz
Length 130:36
Label Columbia
Producer Teo Macero
Charles Mingus chronology
Let My Children Hear Music
(1971)
Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert
(1972)
Mingus Moves
(1973)

Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert is a live album by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus recorded at the Philharmonic hall of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in 1972 and released on the Columbia label.[1] The CD release added five previously unreleased performances from the concert.

Critical reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album three stars stating, "most of the music is overly loose but the overcrowded 'E's Flat, Ah's Flat Too' and particularly the 'Little Royal Suite' are memorable."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Mingus, except as indicated

  1. Introduction – 1:06 Bonus track on CD
  2. "Jump Monk" – Mingus 7:27
  3. "E.S.P." – 9:24
  4. "Ecclusiastics" – 9:31
  5. "Eclipse" – 4:02
  6. "Us Is Two" – 10:12
  7. "Taurus in the Arena of Life" – 4:53 Bonus track on CD
  8. "Mingus Blues" – 5:32
  9. Introduction to Little Royal Suite – 0:13
  10. "Little Royal Suite" – 20:20
  11. Introduction to Strollin' – 0:50 Bonus track on CD
  12. "Strollin'" (Honi Gordon, Mingus) – 10:13 Bonus track on CD
  13. "The I of Hurricane Sue" – 11:11 Bonus track on CD
  14. "E's Flat Ah's Flat Too" – 17:07
  15. "Ool-Ya-Koo" (Curtis Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie) – 3:53
  16. "Portrait" – 3:58 Bonus track on CD
  17. "Don't Be Afraid, the Clown's Afraid Too" – 10:36 Bonus track on CD

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Charles Mingus discography accessed June 10, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 10, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 141. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.