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As much as I remember from those happy years when I saw Mingus live, that long track "Three Worlds of Drums" was planned while Mingus had toured North Africa during his fantastic world tour in Spring/Summer 1977 (also in Europe as witnessed by myself). 
Though his label Atlantic wanted to press him into a certain direction of short tracks to get radio play, which he fulfilled with shorter tunes, but he always managed to get larger works recorded, like the wonderful opus "Music for Todo Modo", "Three or Four Shades of the Blues", "Cumbia and Jazz Fusion" and finally this "Three Worlds of Drums". 
It was planned to be performed live, like "Cumbia" but it never happened. 
After Mingus could not play the bass fiddle anymore I heard that the band with Mingus on bass replaced by Eddy Gomez or Jiri Mraz under the direction of Danny Richmond continued to perform at Vanguard and it´s there where they also played the live version for quinted of "Three Worlds of Drums". 

When this album came out, I first didn´t buy it because I didn´t want to hear a Mingus record without Mingus himself on bass (I don´t like some of the early 60´s albums where he played piano only). 
But later I changed my mind and love that "Three World of Drums" since I love drummers and percussion, and this became a favourite of mine. 
On side B there is a fantastic version of "Devil Woman" , much better than the original (on which Mingus also didn´t play bass). 
So finally, in spite of the fact that nobody could play the bass as great as Mingus did, this is a fine album where I can learn a lot of stuff for my own musical plans for the future.....


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21 minutes ago, Gheorghe said:

On side B there is a fantastic version of "Devil Woman" , much better than the original (on which Mingus also didn´t play bass). 


For me marred by the ostensible playing of Larry Corryell .... taste differs ....

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Sharel Cassity "Relentless" Jazz Legacy Productions cd


Alto Flute – Don Braden
Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute – Sharel Cassity
Bass – Dwayne Burno
Drums – E.J. Strickland
Flugelhorn – Thomas Barber  
Piano – Orrin Evans
Tenor Saxophone – Andres Boyarsky
Trombone – Michael Dease
Trumpet – Jeremy Pelt

I bought this because Orrin Evans was at the keys. It's pretty good.

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