Charles Mingus
Let My Children Hear Music

© 1992 Sony Music Entertainment Inc.
Columbia Legacy 471247 2

Compact Disc


  1. The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers (9:34)
    Transcribed, arranged, orchestrated and conducted by Sy Johnson.
  2. Adagio Ma Non Troppo (8:22)
    Transcribed by Hug Miller. Orchestrated and conducted by Alan Raph.
  3. Don't Be Afraid, The Clown's Afraid Too (9:26)
    Conducted by Teo Macero. Transcribed, arranged and orchestrated by Sy Johnson.
  4. Taurus In The Arena Of Life (4:17)
    Arranged, orchestrated and conducted by Sy Johnson.
  5. Hobo Ho (10:07)
    Arranged by Charles Mingus and dictated to Bobby Jones. Conducted by Sy Johnson.
  6. The Chill Of Death (7:38)
    Orchestrated by Charles Mingus. Conducted by Alan Raph. Recitation by Charles Mingus.
  7. The I Of Hurricane Sue (10:09)
    Scored by Charles Mingus, especially for this date, for small jazz orchestra with ten piece traditional orchestral accompaniment. Large band arrangement by Sy Johnson.

    All compositions by Charles Mingus



Date and location
Total time
Original issue (year)
Columbia KC31069 and Columbia CK 44050 (USA) in 1972 without 'Taurus In The Arena Of Life'
Teo Macero
Liner notes
George Kanzler


Original liner notes included an article written by Charles Mingus, which is not included with CD. However, it is available in More Than A Fake Book or on this site.

Catalog number 472349 2 is printed on the CD surface instead 471247 2.

See also