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Charles Mingus – East Coasting By Charlie Mingus (1957)

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This sextet session dates from 1957, when the volcanic bassist and composer was first assembling his Jazz Workshop.

Mingus had already put together the core of the band that would reach its summit two years later with Mingus Ah Um, including saxophonist Shafi Hadi, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, and drummer Dannie Richmond, who would be with Mingus’s bands for the next two decades.

The music has Mingus’s distinct stamp, the rhythmic aggressiveness, sudden time (and mood) shifts, contrapuntal themes, and a palette of sounds that reaches back through bop to early jazz for the vocalizing, plunger-muted horns.

His bass often sounds like articulate thunder as he presses his musicians toward a unique musical vision. Completing the group are two striking soloists: the seldom-heard trumpeter Clarence Shaw, best known for his work on Mingus’s contemporaneous New Tijuana Moods, who combines thoughtful hesitancy and melodic daring; and pianist Bill Evans, whose distinctive musical presence and lyric imagination add to Mingus’s often dense harmonies.

The turbulent “West Coast Ghost” and the emotionally charged “Celia” stand out.

-Stuart Broomer Amazon.com

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This is Mingus in a classic be-bop mode, playing originals along with a single standard. The rhythm section features Danny Richmond and an early Bill Evans playing in a Bud Powell influenced style; they groove hard together. There is also an amazing trumpet player who unfortunately sank into obscurity in subsequent years. A definite 4 and a half stars.
Amazon.com reviewer

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EAST COASTING is a Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop recording that’s a departure from the volatile PITHECANTHROPUS ERECTUS that precedes it. The music is more lyrical than many of his more renowned works, perhaps due in part to the line-up of musicians on this recording, including pianist Bill Evans.

The set begins with the standard “Memories of You,” which gets the Mingus treatment, and ends with “Fifty-First Street Blues,” which changes in a way the blues usually don’t. “Conversation” begins as a ballad and later launches into a blues featuring a fine Bill Evans solo. While EAST COASTING may not be as fervent as either the aforementioned PITHECANTHROPUS ERECTUS, or as colorful as TIJUANA MOODS, it splendidly displays Mingus’ full range as a composer whose music is so fueled by emotion that even a ballad has its explosive moments.

Cduniverse.com:



Tracks:

1. Memories Of You (Take 7)
2. East Coasting (Take 4)
3. West Coast Ghost (Take 6)
4. Celia (Take 5)
5. Conversation (Take 16)
6. Fifty-First Street Blues (Take 4)
7. East Coasting (Alternate Take 3)
8. Memories Of You (Alternate Take 3)

Personnel:

Clarence Shaw (trumpet)
Jimmy Knepper (trombone)
Curtis Porter (alto sax, tenor sax)
Bill Evans (piano)
Charles Mingus (bass)
Dannie Richmond (drums)

Recorded in New York, New York in August 1957. Includes liner notes by Nat Hentoff and Joseph F. Laredo. Digitally remastered by Tom Moulton, Rich Essig and Greg Vaughan (Frankford Wayne Mastering Labs, New York, New York).

https://i0.wp.com/ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FFWBK19GL._AA240_.jpgHere be Charlie:

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File 2

Thanks to the original poster

Banzai !

March 16, 2008 Posted by | Charles Mingus, Music_Jazz, _MUSIC | Leave a comment

Charles Mingus – East Coasting By Charlie Mingus (1957)

https://i0.wp.com/ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FFWBK19GL._AA240_.jpgCharles Mingus – East Coasting By Charlie Mingus (1957)
MP3 | 320kbps | Covers + Scans | RS.com | 122mb | 5% File Recovery

This sextet session dates from 1957, when the volcanic bassist and composer was first assembling his Jazz Workshop.

Mingus had already put together the core of the band that would reach its summit two years later with Mingus Ah Um, including saxophonist Shafi Hadi, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, and drummer Dannie Richmond, who would be with Mingus’s bands for the next two decades.

The music has Mingus’s distinct stamp, the rhythmic aggressiveness, sudden time (and mood) shifts, contrapuntal themes, and a palette of sounds that reaches back through bop to early jazz for the vocalizing, plunger-muted horns.

His bass often sounds like articulate thunder as he presses his musicians toward a unique musical vision. Completing the group are two striking soloists: the seldom-heard trumpeter Clarence Shaw, best known for his work on Mingus’s contemporaneous New Tijuana Moods, who combines thoughtful hesitancy and melodic daring; and pianist Bill Evans, whose distinctive musical presence and lyric imagination add to Mingus’s often dense harmonies.

The turbulent “West Coast Ghost” and the emotionally charged “Celia” stand out.

-Stuart Broomer Amazon.com

https://i1.wp.com/image.listen.com/img/356x237/7/8/2/4/504287_356x237.jpg

This is Mingus in a classic be-bop mode, playing originals along with a single standard. The rhythm section features Danny Richmond and an early Bill Evans playing in a Bud Powell influenced style; they groove hard together. There is also an amazing trumpet player who unfortunately sank into obscurity in subsequent years. A definite 4 and a half stars.
Amazon.com reviewer

https://i1.wp.com/www.popmatters.com/images/music_cover_art/c/charles-mingus2.jpg
EAST COASTING is a Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop recording that’s a departure from the volatile PITHECANTHROPUS ERECTUS that precedes it. The music is more lyrical than many of his more renowned works, perhaps due in part to the line-up of musicians on this recording, including pianist Bill Evans.

The set begins with the standard “Memories of You,” which gets the Mingus treatment, and ends with “Fifty-First Street Blues,” which changes in a way the blues usually don’t. “Conversation” begins as a ballad and later launches into a blues featuring a fine Bill Evans solo. While EAST COASTING may not be as fervent as either the aforementioned PITHECANTHROPUS ERECTUS, or as colorful as TIJUANA MOODS, it splendidly displays Mingus’ full range as a composer whose music is so fueled by emotion that even a ballad has its explosive moments.

Cduniverse.com:



Tracks:

1. Memories Of You (Take 7)
2. East Coasting (Take 4)
3. West Coast Ghost (Take 6)
4. Celia (Take 5)
5. Conversation (Take 16)
6. Fifty-First Street Blues (Take 4)
7. East Coasting (Alternate Take 3)
8. Memories Of You (Alternate Take 3)

Personnel:

Clarence Shaw (trumpet)
Jimmy Knepper (trombone)
Curtis Porter (alto sax, tenor sax)
Bill Evans (piano)
Charles Mingus (bass)
Dannie Richmond (drums)

Recorded in New York, New York in August 1957. Includes liner notes by Nat Hentoff and Joseph F. Laredo. Digitally remastered by Tom Moulton, Rich Essig and Greg Vaughan (Frankford Wayne Mastering Labs, New York, New York).

https://i0.wp.com/ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/51FFWBK19GL._AA240_.jpgHere be Charlie:

File 1
File 2

Thanks to the original poster

Banzai !

March 16, 2008 Posted by | Charles Mingus, Music_Jazz, _MUSIC | Leave a comment