Peter Johnson Posted April 3, 2003 Report Share Posted April 3, 2003 Greetings! As discussed previously, this is the continuation of our thread series naming albums of the week for everyone to listen to with a critical (or merely pleasured) ear. For the week of April 6-April 12, I nominate Charles Mingus' ambitious, large-ensemble work on Impulse! from 1963: Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (click to buy), which has been reissued and is in print! Highlights (your mileage may, of course, vary) include: - In/out solos by Eric Dolphy; - Screaming noir saxophone by Charlie Mariano; and - New versions of Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul (from Mingus Ah Um, and probably earlier versions) and Haitian Fight Song (retitled "II B.S.") (from The Clown, and also probably earlier versions) I hope you all post reviews describing whatever this record does for you (positive or negative, everything or nothing), and that a renewed listen makes you dance, sing, grab a glass of wine...well, you get my drift. I'll try to post my review Sunday evening. Part of the deal is that I nominate the person who chooses next week's AOW--that person is CJ Shearns. Enjoy! _______________ Past Albums of the Week Donald Byrd - "Byrd in Hand" Wayne Shorter - "The All-Seeing Eye" Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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