CHARLES MINGUS: Live At The Jazz Workshop, Boston, October 11th, 1971 (CD)

Live At The Jazz Workshop, Boston, October 11th, 1971 (CD)

Following his relentless creativity in the 1950s and 60s, Charles Mingus was slowing down by the early 70s, having combated financial hardship and health issues in recent years. In 1971 he served as Slee Professor of Music at the University at Buffalo, New York, as well as performing intermittently. This superb set was taped at Boston’s Jazz Workshop that October, for broadcast on WBCN-FM, and captures him on fiery form, backed by John Foster (piano), Joe Gardner (trumpet), Hamiet ‘Bunny’ Bluiett (baritone sax) and Roy Brooks (drums). It’s presented here together with background notes and images.

1.    Intro
2.    Billie's Bounce
3.    Fables Of Faubus
4.    Blues For A Saw
5.    Koko (Theme)
6.    Outro

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