[Cover] Charles Mingus / John LaPorta
Jazzical Moods

© 1995 Fantasy, Inc.
Period OJCCD-1857-2

Compact Disc

... 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)


  1. What Is This Thing Called Love? (8:08) (Cole Porter)
  2. Stormy Weather (3:18) (Arlen)
  3. Minor Intrusion (10:13)
  4. Abstractions (4:12) (Teo Macero)
  5. Thrice Upon A Theme (6:40)
  6. Four Hands (8:50) (Charles Mingus, John LaPorta)
  7. The Spur Of The Moment/Echonitus (8:36)

    All compositions by Charles Mingus unless otherwise noted



Date and location
December 1954, New York City
Total time
Original issue (year)
Reissues (year) - most of these are unauthorized
Liner notes
Charles Mingus


On 'Four Hands' Mingus plays bass and piano simultaneously by overdubbing; on other tracks both instruments are used alternately (Priestley).

'Abstractions' was also released on a Period various artists compilation "Jazz Digest" (Period SPL 302).

See also