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Does anyone have the 3 LP set The Great Concert of Charles Mingus? It was released by Prestige on the green label. Pressed in the late 60s/early 70s.

The CDs sound very poor. I know there were recording limitations, but it sounds severely rolled off as well. I'm wondering if the vinyl is any better?

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Does anyone have the 3 LP set The Great Concert of Charles Mingus? It was released by Prestige on the green label. Pressed in the late 60s/early 70s.

The CDs sound very poor. I know there were recording limitations, but it sounds severely rolled off as well. I'm wondering if the vinyl is any better?

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I have a French stereo and also a Japanese mono copy.

Both are very very good fidelity vinyl, but not on Prestige, both on America records ( 30 AM 003-004-005 )

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Does anyone have the 3 LP set The Great Concert of Charles Mingus? It was released by Prestige on the green label. Pressed in the late 60s/early 70s.

The CDs sound very poor. I know there were recording limitations, but it sounds severely rolled off as well. I'm wondering if the vinyl is any better?

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I have a French stereo and also a Japanese mono copy.

Both are very very good fidelity vinyl, but not on Prestige, both on America records ( 30 AM 003-004-005 )

Thank you. What label is the French stereo pressing on?

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The recording is mono.

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Does anyone have the 3 LP set The Great Concert of Charles Mingus? It was released by Prestige on the green label. Pressed in the late 60s/early 70s.

The CDs sound very poor. I know there were recording limitations, but it sounds severely rolled off as well. I'm wondering if the vinyl is any better?

R-1207968-1319008314.jpeg

I have a French stereo and also a Japanese mono copy.

Both are very very good fidelity vinyl, but not on Prestige, both on America records ( 30 AM 003-004-005 )

Thank you. What label is the French stereo pressing on?

The French pressing is on America Records, a subsidiary of Musidisc. My copy sounds quite good, and it's pretty affordable ($20-$30).

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On a sorta related note my copy of Eric Dolphy's "the great concert of" is a USA prestige 3lp box...so is there a considerably better sounding alternative issue of this besides the (now) hideously expensive original individual Lps?

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Japanese pressings of the individual LPs as well as decent blue trident pressings of same.

Dolphy's eBay traction seems to be a recent phenomenon; I remember it wasn't that long ago that even his New Jazz LPs weren't all that pricey compared to other artists in the series.

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In have this exact issue on America. The sound is fine:

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Which cd version earned your scorn?

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Actually, the 3 LP set on the America Label was one of my first jazz albums. The french America Label was the best way to purchase Mingus stuff during that time in Europe. Yes, it sounds much better than the CD, and my CD has another version of "So long Eric", without Johnny Coles.

On the 3 LP set it´s mistitled "Goodbye Porkpie Hat" and is the only number on which Johnny Coles plays (he collapsed on stage).

I never understood, how the tune could be mistitled that way, because "So Long Eric" and "Goodbye Porkpie Hat" don´t have nothing in common.

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My copy is that America 3LP foldout version too - sounds fine.

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My copy is that America 3LP foldout version too - sounds fine.

Yes, that´s some thing you never give away. Anyway, it was a special day for me when I finally had that 3 LP. I´d say it changed my whole musical live, opened up my mind. Imangine, I heard Mingus before I heard Parker. Got to buy Parker records because I dug that "Parkeriana" so much and said, if that´s the guy who taught Mingus that stuff, he must be a gas, got to get all his records.

And it made me open to the New Thing. From Mingus with Dolphy to Free Jazz, and back to bop.

So, this 3 LP set was the "center" of everything I would listen to afterwards......

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Is the CD version being discussed the 2004 Verve double CD release? It seems perfectly fine to me. Most if not all of the other European concert recordings by this group are sonically inferior to this concert recording.

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I am talking about the Verve double CD. You can hear the sample of So Long Eric on Amazon. It sounds like they used noise reduction or something on the treble.

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The music is great. If you have the LP version, be happy. If you have the CD version, be happy.

Enjoy the music.

Searching for the best sounding version of a recording and/or doing comparisons can sometimes (not always) make you crazy.

Enjoy the music.

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Is there a version on America Records that is in mono? The copies I have come across have stereo on the label and "eletronically enhanced for stereo effect" in the gatefold. I know the Prestige green labels I have seen are in mono

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Is there a version on America Records that is in mono? The copies I have come across have stereo on the label and "eletronically enhanced for stereo effect" in the gatefold. I know the Prestige green labels I have seen are in mono

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Yes, I`ve a Japanese mono pressing, also on America.

This is original a ORTF radio recording, by that time they broadcast in mono.

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Thank you, I think the fake stereo versions I've seen were French pressings.

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