Jazz Portraits: Mingus in Wonderland

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Jazz Portraits: Mingus in Wonderland
Jazz Portraits.jpg
Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 1959[1][2]
RecordedJanuary 16, 1959
GenreJazz
Length44:11
LabelUnited Artists
ProducerAlan Douglas
Charles Mingus chronology
Weary Blues
(1958)
Jazz Portraits: Mingus in Wonderland
(1959)
Blues & Roots
(1959)
Jazz Portraits Cover
MingusJazzPortraits.jpg
Wonderland Cover
Wonderland (album).jpg

Jazz Portraits: Mingus in Wonderland is a live album by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus recorded in 1959 and released on the United Artists label in September of that year.[1][2][3] The original release was titled Jazz Portraits and a subsequent edition titled Wonderland.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, calling the music "advanced bop that looks toward the upcoming innovations of the avant-garde and is frequently quite exciting".[4]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4/5 stars[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[5]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Mingus except as indicated
  1. "Nostalgia in Times Square" – 12:18
  2. "I Can't Get Started" (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) – 10:08
  3. "No Private Income Blues" – 12:51
  4. "Alice's Wonderland" – 8:54
  • Recorded at the Nonagon Art Gallery in New York City on January 16, 1959

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "September Album Releases" (PDF). The Cash Box. The Cash Box Publishing Co. Inc., NY. 19 September 1959. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Jazz Portraits". The Billboard. The Billboard Publishing Co. 7 September 1959. Retrieved 25 June 2019.
  3. ^ Charles Mingus discography accessed June 8, 2011
  4. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 8, 2011
  5. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 140. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.