Mingus at Monterey

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Mingus at Monterey
Mingus at Monterey JWS.jpg
Live album by Charles Mingus
Released 1964
Recorded September 20, 1964
Genre Jazz
Length 60:24
Label Jazz Workshop JWS 001/002
Charles Mingus chronology
Right Now: Live at the Jazz Workshop
Mingus at Monterey
My Favorite Quintet
Alternate Cover

Mingus at Monterey is a live album by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus recorded in 1964 at the Monterey Jazz Festival and originally released on Mingus's short-lived mail-order Jazz Workshop label but subsequently released on other labels.[1]


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "One of the highpoints of Charles Mingus's career was his appearance at the 1964 Monterey Jazz Festival... it showcases the bassist/composer/bandleader at the peak of his powers".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Charles Mingus except as indicated
  1. "Duke Ellington Medley: I've Got It Bad" (Duke Ellington) - 4:14
  2. "Duke Ellington Medley: In a Sentimental Mood" (Ellington) - 1:46
  3. "Duke Ellington Medley: All Too Soon" (Ellington) - 1:53
  4. "Duke Ellington Medley: Mood Indigo" (Ellington) - 0:59
  5. "Duke Ellington Medley: Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington) - 1:46
  6. "Duke Ellington Medley: A Train" (Billy Strayhorn) - 13:54
  7. "Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk" - 13:04
  8. "Meditations on Integration" - 22:48
  • Recorded at the Monterey Jazz Festival in California on September 20, 1964



  1. ^ Charles Mingus discography accessed June 8, 2011
  2. ^ a b Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 9, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 140. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.