Reincarnation of a Lovebird

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For the Paul Motian album, see Reincarnation of a Love Bird.
Reincarnation of a Lovebird
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Studio album by Charles Mingus
Released 1988
Recorded November 11, 1960 (Nola Penthouse Studios, New York, NY)
Genre Jazz
Length 45:00
Label Candid
Charles Mingus chronology
Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus
(1960)
Reincarnation of a Lovebird
(1960)
Tonight at Noon
(1961)

Reincarnation of a Lovebird is an album by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus, recorded in November 1960, but not released owing to the closure of Candid Records soon after the recordings were made. In 1988, the British record producer Alan Bates revived the label. This revival triggered the issuing of several previously unreleased recordings, including this session.

This album is not to be confused with two other Mingus releases bearing the same title. A Prestige Records double album release contains recordings from a later period. In the United Kingdom, Mingus's 1957 Atlantic Records album The Clown was retitled Reincarnation of a Lovebird for a 1960s reissue.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Reincarnation of a Lovebird No 2" – 6:58
  2. "Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams" (Harry Barris) – 3:51
  3. "R & R" – 11:51
  4. "Body and Soul" (Music - Johnny Green; Lyrics - Edward Heyman, Robert Sour & Frank Eyton) – 13:49
  5. "Bugs" - 8:29
All compositions by Charles Mingus, except where indicated

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