The Magic of Mingus.

The Magic of Mingus.
The Magic of Mingus.

Click on the link here for Audio Player – Charles Mingus – Live at Newport 1956, 1959, 1971 – Voice of America

The legendary Charles Mingus this week in concert during three years of the Newport Jazz Festival as recorded by The Voice of America.

Since it’s three different dates and three different band lineups, I’ve included the set information below so you can follow the goings on without having to play the guessing game as to who did what, when. Or you could hold on to this and play the Blindfold Test with your friends . . . .your choice.

Here’s what’s up:

Concerts at Newport – 1956, 1959, 1971
The Voice Of America Recordings

Newport Jazz Festival 1956-07-05:

1. Tonight at Noon
2. Tourist in Manhattan

Bill Hardman: trumpet
Ernie Henry: alto sax
Teo Macero: tenor sax
Mal Waldron: piano
Charles Mingus: bass
Al Dreares: drums

Newport Jazz Festival 1959-07-04:

3. Boogie Stop Shuffle
4. Box Seats at Newport
5. Gunslinging Bird
6. Diane

Richard Williams: trumpet
Leo Wright: alto sax, flute
Booker Ervin: tenor sax
Roland Hanna: piano
Charles Mingus: bass
Dannie Richmond: drums

Newport Jazz Festival 1971-07-03

7. Peggy´s Blue Skylight
8. Pithecanthropus Erectus
9. Cocktails For Two

Lonnie Hillyer: trumpet
Charles McPherson: alto sax
Bobby Jones: tenor sax
John Foster: piano
Charles Mingus: bass
Virgil Day: drums

Enjoy Sunday.

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