||Charles Mingus / John LaPorta|
© 1995 Fantasy, Inc.
... Mingus' most wholly realized date so far as a leader-writer or,
more accurately, it's the one that has most directly communicated to me
in terms of emotions as well as concepts...
Nat Hentoff (from Downbeat review of Period SPL-1107)
- What Is This Thing Called Love? (8:08) (Cole Porter)
- Stormy Weather (3:18) (Arlen)
- Minor Intrusion (10:13)
- Abstractions (4:12) (Teo Macero)
- Thrice Upon A Theme (6:40)
- Four Hands (8:50) (Charles Mingus, John LaPorta)
- The Spur Of The Moment/Echonitus (8:36)
All compositions by Charles Mingus unless otherwise noted
- Charles Mingus - bass, piano
- John LaPorta - clarinet (1,5), alto sax (1-4,6,7)
- Teo Macero - tenor sax (1,3,4,6,7), baritone sax (5)
- Thad Jones aka 'Oliver King' - trumpet (except 6 and 'Echonitus')
- Jackson Wiley - cello (except 6 and 'The Spur Of The Moment')
- Clem DeRosa - drums, tambourine
- Date and location
- December 1954, New York City
- Total time
- Original issue (year)
- 1-4: Period SPL-1107 as "Jazzical Moods, vol. 1"
- 5-7: Period SPL-1111 as "Jazzical Moods, vol. 2"
- Reissues (year) - most of these are unauthorized
- Affinity AFF 135 (1985, LP)
- Affinity CD AFF 750 ("Abstractions", CD)
- Drive Archive ("Intrusions", CD) - no 'Abstractions' and 'Stormy Weather'
- Everest Records Archive of Folk & Jazz Music FS-235 ("Charlie
Mingus", LP) - no 'Abstractions' or 'Stormy Weather'
- Fresh Sound Records FSR-CD 62 ("Jazzical Moods", CD) - no 'Abstractions'
- Koch Records 321 974 D1 ("Welcome To Jazz", CD) - no 'Abstractions'
- 5-7: Black Bird ("East Coasting", CD, Spain?)
- Liner notes
- Charles Mingus
On 'Four Hands' Mingus plays bass and piano simultaneously by
overdubbing; on other tracks both instruments are used alternately
'Abstractions' was also released on a Period various artists compilation "Jazz
Digest" (Period SPL 302).