Legendary jazz bassist Charles Mingus featuring Teo Macero, John La Porta, Wally Cirillo and Kenny Clarke. An installment of Savoy's Timeless series, featuring 20-bit digital remasters from the original session master tapes!
1.Tea For Two
2.Eulogy For Rudy Williams
6.Body & Soul
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Personnel includes: Charles Mingus (bass); John La Porta (alto saxophone & clarinet); Shigeo Suzuki (alto saxophone); Teo Macero (tenor & baritone saxophones); Bobbie Jones (tenor saxophone, clarinet); George Barrow (tenor saxophone); Eddie Preston (trupmet); Wally Cirrillo, Masahiko Sato (piano); Rudy Nichols, Kenny Clarke (drums).
Includes liner notes by Bill Milkowski.
Timeless Charles Mingus contains all of the influential bassist's 1954 Savoy session Jazz Composers Workshop and two other added tracks. Given that these Savoy albums go in and out of print, the Timeless compilations are welcome additions to the artists' catalogs, though diehards will still want to seek out the original albums -- if only for the original cover art. ~ Matt Collar