Charles Mingus with Orchestra

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Charles Mingus with Orchestra
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Studio album by Charles Mingus
RecordedJanuary 14, 1971
Nippon Columbia Studios, Tokyo Japan
LabelColumbia (Japan) NCB-7008
Denon DC-8565 - CD Reissue
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Charles Mingus with Orchestra is an album by American bassist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus which was recorded in Japan in 1971 and first released on the Japanese Columbia label.[1]


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic3/5 stars[2]

The Allmusic review by Ken Dryden stated, "This Charles Mingus session is a bit of an oddity, in that he is heard with a Japanese big band, Toshiyuki Miyama & His New Herd Orchestra, which augmented his small group... the Japanese brass and rhythm sections sound a bit rough in the ensemble passages. Far from an essential date in Charles Mingus' vast discography".[2]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Mingus

  1. "The Man Who Never Sleeps" - 16:19
  2. "Portrait" - 8:13
  3. "O.P." - 7:25



  1. ^ Charles Mingus discography accessed November 30, 2012
  2. ^ a b Dryden K. Allmusic Review accessed November 30, 2012