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Format Vinyl. Genre : Jazz. Label : Speakers Corner. Size : 12". Format : 33RPM ,. Tuesday 10 December Wednesday 11 December Thursday 12 December Friday 13 December Saturday 14 December Sunday 15 December Monday 16 December Tuesday 17 December Wednesday 18 December Thursday 19 December Friday 20 December Saturday 21 December Sunday 22 December Monday 23 December Tuesday 24 December Wednesday 25 December Thursday 26 December Friday 27 December Saturday 28 December Sunday 29 December Monday 30 December Tuesday 31 December Wednesday 1 January Thursday 2 January Friday 3 January Saturday 4 January Sunday 5 January Monday 6 January Tuesday 7 January Wednesday 8 January Thursday 9 January Friday 10 January Saturday 11 January Sunday 12 January Monday 13 January Tuesday 14 January Wednesday 15 January Thursday 16 January The Mingus quintet played together through the summer.
The repertoire and approach they developed during those months has been heard previously only in the quartet versions which the band, minus Ervin, recorded for Nat Hentoff's shortlived Candid label in October. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting showcases the Mingus band's most distinctive stylistic hallmarks. The backdrop to Curson's opening trumpet solo keeps changing, from stop-time to walking tempo to no time to 5 insistently bluesy saxophone riffing.
When the tenor saxophonist takes over Mingus yells, "Talk about it, Ervin," and later in the solo he vocally imitates one of Ervin's phrases and screams out a response. There is a collective melee, the parishioners catching the spirit from their shouting soloist, and as the furor begins to subside Dolphy comes roaring out of it with some of his most energetic and advanced work on record.
All this in ! Richmond has a furious drum break, with Mingus inserting some tone clusters on piano, and Curson testifies, wah-wah style, over the final chorus. There's a fair amount of collective improvisation the opening two-chord "Solo Dancer" , but the first three sections are carefully structured, alternating between group and solo segments and varying instrumental shadings. Jesus Christ! I know I talk about Dolphy's tone too much, but I can't help it: on "Orange" he plays the smoothest bass clarinet I've ever heard, and on "Sky Light" he makes outlandish melodic leaps on alto sax but still sounds musical, because his legato is so fluid - at times I though I was listening to a viola.
Clifford Jordan plays tenor in the lyrical style of Coleman Hawkins , a refreshing reminder that Coltrane's harsher approach isn't the only one. There are a lot of brief quotes from other popular songs and nursery rhymes: when there are a couple of those it's cute, but when there are too many you start to suspect the musicians have lost focus on the song they're supposed to be playing.
And unlike on Mingus In Europe , Dolphy's playing isn't particularly revelatory. A gray market release; these tracks were later collected on the Sue Mingus-compiled 2-CD set Revenge! The centerpiece is the minute "Meditations On Integration" - though it was also performed on the European tour, I believe this the only recorded performance with an expanded lineup: in addition to the core band, there's Bobby Bryant and Melvin Moore trumpet , Lou Blackburn trombone , Red Callender tuba , Buddy Collette alto sax, flute, piccolo and Jack Nimitz baritone sax.
Opening with Mingus on bowed bass, alternating sedate classical-sounding sections including a lovely flute solo with mournful and defiant jazz, and ending in blaring confusion: it's the best extended Mingus piece I've heard, granting that I haven't heard many.
My rating is predicated on the assumption that this version of "Meditations" is the best available: the rest of the set is worthwhile but not extraordinary. Apparently "played in its entirety" is an overstatement, as Mingus physically removed several of the musicians from the stage during the performance, feeling they hadn't learned his music well enough.Mingus at Antibes was originally issued by BYG Records under the title Charles Mingus Live With Eric Dolphy in Japan in It was recorded at a live performance at the Jazz à Juan festival at Juan-les-Pins by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus; Prayer for Passive Resistance. Length: 3. What Love? Length.