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Charles Mingus - Jazz Workshop 1957-1958 album FLAC

  • Performer: Charles Mingus
  • Title: Jazz Workshop 1957-1958
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Released: 2009
  • Style: Hard Bop, Post Bop
  • MP3 album: 1790 mb
  • FLAC album: 1333 mb
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Charles Mingus - Jazz Workshop 1957-1958 album FLAC

The Clown is an album by Charles Mingus released in September 1957 on Atlantic Records as SD-1260. It is the follow-up to 1956's Pithecanthropus Erectus and features the improvised narration of Jean Shepherd. All the tracks were recorded on March 12, 1957, except for "The Clown", recorded on February 13 of the same year.

Charles Mingus chronology. Jazz Composers Workshop (1956). The Jazz Experiments of Charlie Mingus (1955).

Charles Mingus: Workshop Concerts on JAZZ. FM91 By 1960, bassist, composer and leader Charles Mingus wasn’t a jazz musician in the traditional sense. Fast-forward to 1957, when Mingus, along with the rest of the country, watched on television as federal troops were dispatched by President Eisenhower to protect nine African-American students attempting to enroll at Little Rock Central High School in Arkansas. They were being blocked by the Arkansas National Guard, state police and local toughs.


East Coasting
1-1 East Coasting
1-2 Memories Of You
1-3 West Coast Ghost
1-4 Celia
1-5 Conversation
1-6 Fifty-First Street Blues
1-7 East Coasting #3
1-8 Memories Of You #3
A Modern Jazz Symposium Of Music And Poetry
2-1 Scenes In The City
2-2 New York Sketchbook
2-3 Duke's Choice
2-4 Nuoroog
2-5 Slippers
2-6 Algo Bueno (Woody'n You)
2-7 Billie's Bounce
2-8 Slippers
2-9 Consider Me
2-10 Dream Montage


  • Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Shafi Hadi
  • Bass – Charles Mingus
  • Drums – Dannie Richmond
  • Piano – Bill Evans, Horace Parlan
  • Trombone – Jimmy Knepper
  • Trumpet – Clarence Shaw


CD 1, tracks #1-6 originally issued as "East Coasting" (Bethlehem BCP6019).
Recorded in New York City, on August 6, 1957.

CD 2, tracks #1-8 originally issued as "A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry"
(Bethlehem BCP6026).
Recorded in New York City, October, 1957.

CD 2, tracks #9-10 taken from the album Langston Hughes/Leonard Feather "Weary Blues"
(MGM E 3697).
Recorded in New York City, on March 18, 1958.

the personnel varies slightly throughout the selections, the players listed appear on most tracks, but there are other names which appear on just one or two selections

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