Charles Mingus The Jazz Experiments of Charles Mingus

The Jazz Experiments of Charles Mingus
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  • Originally Released: 2013
  • Label: Bethlehem Records


  • Buy for $0.991.What Is This Thing Called Love?
  • 2.Minor Intrusion
  • Buy for $0.993.Stormy Weather
  • Buy for $0.994.Four Hands
  • Buy for $0.995.Thrice Upon A Theme
  • Buy for $0.996.The Spur Of The Moment

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Personnel: Charles Mingus (acoustic bass); John LaPorta (alto saxophone, clarinet); Teo Macero (tenor saxophone); Thad Jones (trumpet); Jackson Wiley (cello); Clem De Rosa (drums, percussion).
Recorded in December, 1954. Originally released on Bethlehem (5024). Includes original liner notes by Charles Mingus and reissue liner notes by Joseph F. Laredo.
Digitally remastered by Tom Moulton & Greg Vaughn (Frankford Wayne Mastering Labs, New York).
Personnel: Charles Mingus (piano); Jackson Wiley (cello); John LaPorta (clarinet, alto saxophone); Teo Macero (tenor saxophone, baritone saxophone); Thad Jones (trumpet); Clem DeRosa (drums).
Audio Remasterer: John Sigmon.
Recording information: 12/1954.
Illustrator: Gabrielle Castrillon.
Originally released in 1955, THE JAZZ EXPERIMENTS... reveals that in some ways classical music is as much of a presence as that of Duke Ellington in Charles Mingus' music. This is not to say that THE JAZZ EXPERIMENTS... isn't jazz; it's Mingus music, with interpretations of classic jazz songs such as "What Is This Thing Called Love" and "Stormy Weather." However certain songs such as "Minor Intrusion" and "Thrice Upon a Theme," have elements not often heard in modern jazz.
Another unusual aspect to this recording is the presence of Jackson Wiley playing cello in this sextet (on this set known as Charlie Mingus and his Modernists), while Mingus plays piano and bass with equal agility. "Thrice Upon a Theme," written for Miles Davis, sounds like an amalgam of classical music mixed with new and old jazz forms, something only a composer of Mingus' stature could successfully accomplish.

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