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What time frame would you think this photo is from of Barron Charles Mingus?

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Mid-1970s.

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1977, it might be from that last year when Mingus was able to play, with his last band with Jack Walrath, Ricky Ford, Bob Neloms and Dannie Richmond.

Looking at the photo and seeing the kinky afro hair style I think it was during that time, since one or two years earlier his hair was shorter.

I remember it well, they usually performed extended live versions of the long title tunes from the commercially released 1977 albums "Two or Three Shades of Blues" and "Cumbia and Jazz Fusion". Usually they started with "Song for Harry Carney". The band was really strong.

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This photo was taken by Kathy Sloan at the Keystone Korner in 1975. It's fairly easy to find such info with a google image search.

Edited by sonnymax

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