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Cornell 1964

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Cornell 1964

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
genre:
Jazz

We gave it an A

The list of from-the-vault material by renowned jazz musicians keeps growing. This essential two-discer (Cornell 1964) finds Charles Mingus in a magnanimous mood — just listen to the bassist’s joking asides. With his greatest small ensemble, he moves through trifles (”When Irish Eyes Are Smiling”), long-form opuses (”Meditations”), tributes (Duke Ellington’s ”Sophisticated Lady”), and protest music (”Fables of Faubus”). Neither the musical innovation nor the social commentary sounds dusted off. A
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