Mingus at Antibes

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Mingus at Antibes
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Live album by Charles Mingus
Released 1976
Recorded 13 July 1960, at Antibes
Genre Jazz
Length 71:44
Label Atlantic
Producer Nesuhi Ertegün
Charles Mingus chronology
Pre Bird
(1960)Pre Bird1960
Mingus at Antibes
Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus
(1960)Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus1960
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[2]

Mingus at Antibes was originally issued by BYG Records under the title Charles Mingus Live With Eric Dolphy in Japan in 1974. It was recorded at a live 1960 performance at the Jazz à Juan festival at Juan-les-Pins by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus; and was re-released by Atlantic Records in more complete form as a double album with the title Mingus In Antibes in the United States in 1976.

The album captures a performance at Jazz à Juan, and features some of Mingus's then regular musicians in a generally piano-less quintet, though the band is joined by Bud Powell on "I'll Remember April", and Mingus himself plays some piano on "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting" and "Better Git Hit in Your Soul".

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Mingus except where noted.

  1. "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting" – 11:54 (included on both BYG and Atlantic issues)
  2. "Prayer For Passive Resistance" – 8:06 (included on Atlantic issues only)
  3. "What Love?" – 13:34 (included on Atlantic issues only)
  4. "I'll Remember April" (Gene de Paul) – 13:39 (included on Atlantic issues only)
  5. "Folk Forms I" – 11:08 (included on both BYG and Atlantic issues)
  6. "Better Git Hit In Your Soul" – 11:00 (included on both BYG and Atlantic issues)



  1. ^ Yanow, Scott. "Review: Mingus at Antibes". Allmusic. Retrieved 1 October 2009. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 141. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.