East Coasting

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East Coasting
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Studio album by
Releasedca. October 1957[1]
RecordedAugust 16, 1957
BCP 6019
Charles Mingus chronology
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East Coasting
A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry

East Coasting is an album by Charles Mingus, recorded and released in 1957.[1] It was reissued on CD with bonus takes in 1993.


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars stating "One of Charles Mingus's lesser-known band sessions, this set of five of his originals (plus the standard "Memories of You") features his usual sidemen of the period (trombonist Jimmy Knepper, trumpeter Clarence Shaw, Shafi Hadi on tenor and alto and drummer Dannie Richmond) along with pianist Bill Evans. The music stretches the boundaries of bop, is never predictable and, even if this is not one of Mingus's more acclaimed dates, it is well worth acquiring for the playing is quite stimulating.".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Memories of You" [Take 7] (Eubie Blake, Andy Razaf) - 4:27
  2. "East Coasting" [Take 4] - 5:13
  3. "West Coast Ghost" [Take 6] - 10:28
  4. "Celia" [Take 5] - 7:54
  5. "Conversation" [Take 16] - 5:28
  6. "Fifty-First Street Blues" [Take 4] - 5:48
  7. "East Coasting" [alternate take] - 5:30
  8. "Memories of You" [alternate take] (Blake, Razaf) - 4:42
All compositions by Charles Mingus except as indicated.
Recorded August 16, 1957 in New York City.



  1. ^ a b Billboard Oct 28, 1957
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed July 12, 2011