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Charles Mingus - Presents Charles Mingus

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  • Back on Columbia Records, bassist Charles Mingus hadn't been allowed to put vocal passages caricaturing controversial Arkansas governor Orval Faubus on his 1959 LP Mingus Ah Um, so he made its "Fables of Faubus" an instrumental. Of course, he could say it all on Candid's Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus, here retitling the piece "Original Faubus Fables" due to contractual concerns involving Columbia. Temperamental Mingus is quoted, "(A) lot of jazz records don't make it because guys almost unconsciously change their approach in a studio from what they do every night. I finally wanted to make an album the way we are on the job," so the studio recording is presented as a stage show with Mingus even instructing the nonexistent audience and bar staff on proper behavior during his performance.

    As for "All the Things You Could Be by Now if Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother" (which borrows from "All the Things You Are"), Mingus once remarked, "The title probably came from the way the audience was reacting one night." With his ensemble's ever-shifting lineup, Mingus was a kind of Lee Strasberg of jazz in Hentoff's words. Here he's backed by Ted Curson on trumpet and Dannie Richmond on drums, with Eric Dolphy (who'd soon leave Mingus) on alto sax and bass clarinet.

    In the late 1980s, Black Lion Records in England bought the Candid catalog, subsequently selling it to U.S.-based Exceleration Music, where jazz drummer Terri Lynne Carrington is involved with A&R.

    • 180-gram vinyl
    • Remastered by Bernie Grundman
    • Tip-on jacket
    • Early '60s improv jazz and blues titles on Candid return to print!
    • Reissue program starts with five expertly remastered albums of jazz and blues
  • Format: LP
    Units: 1
    Genre: Jazz
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    Folk Forms
    Original Faubus Fables
    What Love
    All the Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother