The Great Concert of Charles Mingus

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The Great Concert of Charles Mingus
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Live album by Charles Mingus
Released 1964
Recorded April 19, 1964
Genre Jazz
Length 129:25 (vinyl) 127:11 (CD)
Label America
Charles Mingus chronology
Revenge!
(1964)
The Great Concert of Charles Mingus
(1964)
Mingus in Europe Volume I
(1964)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 5/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

The Great Concert of Charles Mingus is a 1964 live album three record set by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus, recorded at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Paris, France on April 19, 1964.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Charles Mingus, except where noted. On the original vinyl release, "So Long Eric" was credited as "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat"; this has been corrected below. Johnny Coles became ill during the concert, and left after So Long Eric.

Vinyl pressing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Length
1. "Introduction and Presentation" 1:35
2. "So Long Eric (Don't Stay Over There Too Long) (1ere partie)" 23:30
Total length: 25:05
Side two
No. Title Length
1. "So Long Eric (Don't Stay Over There Too Long) (2e partie)" 5:40
2. "Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Silk Blue" 14:00
Total length: 19:40
Side three
No. Title Length
1. "Parkeriana (Dedicated to a Genius)" 23:00
Total length: 23:00
Side four
No. Title Length
1. "Meditation for Integration (Or for a Pair of Wire Cutters)" 27:00
Total length: 27:00
Side five
No. Title Length
1. "Fables of Faubus (1ere partie)" 17:20
Total length: 17:20
Side six
No. Title Length
1. "Fables of Faubus (2e partie)" 11:20
2. "Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington, Mills, Parish) 6:00
Total length: 17:20

CD pressing[edit]

Disc one
No. Title Length
1. "A.T.F.W. (Art Tatum Fats Waller)" 4:17
2. "Presentation of Musicians" 1:08
3. "So Long Eric (Don't Stay Over There Too Long)" 21:47
4. "Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Silk Blue" 14:29
5. "Fables of Faubus" 27:46
Total length: 69:27
Disc two
No. Title Length
1. "Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington, Mills, Parish) 7:55
2. "Parkeriana (Dedicated to a Genius)" 27:04
3. "Meditation for Integration (Or for a Pair of Wire Cutters)" 22:45
Total length: 57:44

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Yanow, Scott (2011). "The Great Concert of Charles Mingus - Charles Mingus | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 13 August 2011. 
  2. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 140. ISBN 0-394-72643-X. 

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