- Released: March 1, 1996
- Originally Released: 1996
- Label: Atlantic
Q - 7/96, p.1423 Stars
- Good - "...Mingus was certainly one of the greatest modern jazz composers....Mingus was never one for resting on his laurels, but AT CARNEGIE HALL...he shows just how deep was his understanding of jazz tradition."
JazzTimes - 12/94, p.134
"...Mingus' all-star cast of Rahsaan Roland Kirk, George Adams, Hamiet Bluiett, John Handy, Jon Faddis, Charles McPherson, Don Pullen and Dannie Richmond hand in exemplary performances on this '74 date..."
The Mingus Group: Charles Mingus (acoustic bass); George Adams (tenor saxophone); Hamiet Bluiett (baritone saxophone); Don Pullen (piano); Dannie Richmond (drums).
Additional personnel: John Handy (alto & tenor saxophones); Charles McPherson (alto saxophone); Rahsaan Rolan Kirk (tenor saxophone, stritch); Jon Faddis (trumpet).
Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York on January 19, 1974. Originally released on Atlantic (1667). Includes original release liner notes by Sy Johnson as well as reissue liner notes by Andrew Homzy.
Personnel: Charles Mingus (acoustic bass); Charles McPherson, John Handy (alto saxophone); George Adams, Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone); Hamiet Bluiett (baritone saxophone); Jon Faddis (trumpet); Don Pullen (piano); Donnie Richmond (drums).
Recorded live at Carnegie Hall, New York, New York in 1974.
Ultradiscs are mastered from the original master tapes using Mobile Fidelity's proprietary mastering technique, then plated with 24 karat gold and housed in a stress-resistent lift-lock jewel box.
Personnel: Rahsaan Roland Kirk (stritch, tenor saxophone); John Handy (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone); Charles McPherson (alto saxophone); George Adams (tenor saxophone); Hamiet Bluiett (baritone saxophone); Jon Faddis (trumpet); Don Pullen (piano); Dannie Richmond (drums).
Audio Remasterer: Dan Hersch.
Liner Note Authors: Sy Johnson; Andrew Homzy.
Recording information: Carnegie Hall, New York, NY (01/19/1974).
This is not the album to experience Mingus the great composer--but for Mingus the bandleader, this is the place. This live album, recorded in 1974, has the Mingus group at the time: George Adams, Dannie Richmond, Don Pullen and Hamiet Bluiett, joined by alumni of past bands: Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Jon Faddis, John Handy, and Charles McPherson, for a rollicking old-fashioned jam session. Mingus picks compositions by one of his biggest influences, Duke Ellington, and everybody (except for Mingus and Richmond) gets to show their stuff and wail.
AT CARNEGIE HALL features two long pieces (each about 20 minutes). These consist of the catchy, upbeat themes, then extended solo workouts by all the horn players and Pullen. In feel, this album brings to mind the Norman Granz-produced Jazz At The Philharmonic concerts. McPherson and Faddis represent the mainstream bop tradition; Adams, Bluiett and Pullen push the envelope with their energy-charged "out" solos; and Kirk and Handy claim the middle ground between. A good time was clearly had by all.