Charles Mingus Archive
Howard JOHNSON and Gravity – Testimony – Tuscarora 17-001, 53:39, (3/3/17) ****: (Howard Johnson: BB-flat tuba, baritone sax, pennywhistle/ Velvet Brown; Ens. leader, F-tuba/ Dave Bergeron; E-flat tuba/ Earl McIntyre; E-flat tuba/ Joseph Daley; BB-flat tuba/ Bob Stewart; CC tuba/ Carlton Holmes; piano/ Melissa Slocum; bass/ Buddy Williams; drums) Low rumbles, virtuosic soloing and great […]
This is a lovely remastering of one of Mingus’ best albums – his 1957 mono release. The Clown – The Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop – Atlantic 1260 (1957)/ Warner Bros./ Speakers Corner – mono vinyl [11/4/6] *****: (Charles Mingus, doublebass/ Curtis Porter, alto & tenor sax/ Jimmy Kneeper, trombone/ Wade Legge, piano/Donnie Richmond, drums) These […]
Mingus’ spirit continues to inspire. Greg Ward and 10 Tongues – Touch My Beloved’s Thought [TrackList follows] – Greenleaf Music GRE-CD-1050, 50:55 [7/8/16] ****: (Greg Ward – alto saxophone, co-producer; Tim Haldeman – tenor saxophone; Keefe Jackson – tenor and baritone saxophone; Ben LaMar Gay – cornet; Russ Johnson – trumpet; Norman Palm – trombone; […]
Bethlehem Records Relaunch; Marantz Launches Two New Hi-Fi Components; 2013 Verbier Festival Nearly Free Thru October; Elvis Presley’s Stax Sessions in Box Set; Rock Icons Rush Raise Over a Half Million for Flood Relief
Oscar Pettiford – Lost Tapes – Germany 1958/59 – Jazz Haus, SWR MusicJutta Hipp – Lost Tapes – The German Recordings 1952-55 – Jazz Haus, SWR Music
Two fascinating reissues from the new German jazz label.