Town Hall Concert

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Town Hall Concert
Live album by Charles Mingus
Released 1964
Recorded April 4, 1964
Genre Jazz
Length 45:19
Label Jazz Workshop JWS 005
Charles Mingus chronology
Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy Cornell 1964
(1964)Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy Cornell 19641964
Town Hall Concert
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 5/5 stars[2]

Town Hall Concert is a 1964 live album by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus. It was recorded in New York City at The Town Hall on 4 April 1964. "So Long Eric" is a 12-bar blues that got its name after Eric Dolphy informed Mingus he would be leaving the band to stay in Europe before a concert in Oslo. "Praying With Eric" is more commonly known as "Meditations On Integration". The album was originally released on Mingus' own Jazz Workshop label and subsequently rereleased on Fantasy as part of their Original Jazz Classics series.[3]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Charles Mingus.

  1. "So Long Eric" – 17:48
  2. "Praying With Eric" – 27:31



  1. ^ Katz, Michael (2011). "Town Hall Concert [1964] - Charles Mingus | AllMusic". 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. 
  3. ^ Charles Mingus discography accessed November 30, 2012

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This 1964 recording is not to be confused with the unrelated recordings of Mingus' 1962 Town Hall performance