May 012015

Charles Mingus 1970-03-31 Slugs' NYC coverhappy may 1st.  mingus’s show from 28 apr 1964, stuttgart, germany, was the 3rd show that i posted here.  i was re-listening to this long, and very good, show from 1970 today, and decided it was time for more mingus here.  while the show is excellent, the recording isn’t great… so be warned.  that said, i think it’s well worth a listen.

charles mingus – live at historic slug’s vol. 1 & vol. 2
new york, ny (usa), slug’s
march 31, 1970

bill hardman – trumpet
charles mcpherson – alto sax & flute
jimmy vass – alto sax
charles mingus – bass
dannie richmond – drums

vol. 1 (79:27)

1. ray’s idea (ray brown) 10:14
2. so long eric (mingus) 16:40
3. if i should lose you (robin-rainger) 5:56
4. i can’t get started (duke-gershwin) 8:57
5. dizzy atmosphere (gillespie) 5:32
6. peggy’s blue skylight (mingus) 14:04
7. better git it in your soul (mingus) 11:48
8. orange was the color of her dress (mingus) 6:12
vol. 2 (71:37)

1. fables of faubus (mingus) [cut] 10:30
2. in a sentimental mood (ellington) 7:27
3. take the “a” train (strayhorn) 14:19
4. billie’s bounce/koko (parker) 16:22
5. o.p. (mingus) 8:19
6. greensleeves (traditional) 13:54
tt: 151:05

source: audience recording
lineage: aud > ? > boot > ? > dime > flac > tlh (checksums added)
charly mingus “dizzy atmosphere – live at historic slug’s vol. 1” (j-bop 043)
charly mingus “fables of faubus – live at historic slug’s vol. 2” (j-bop 044)

links of interest: (search for “j-bop 043”)


i downloaded this when halowdance seeded it on dime in aug 2009. i’ve combined the two seeds
into folder, keeping the original files & filenames. i’ve added consolidated ffp & md5 files
(verifying against the original md5 files in the process), and also added this new info file
(mostly copied from the dime-bot for ubu’s reseed in sept 2010), and renamed a few things as
halowdance accidentally listed vol.1 as being from 3-march. but unlike ubu, i have not added
any tags.

according to ubu, who reseeded both shows together in sept 2010,
“a muddy sounding but worthwhile show by the great charles mingus.
these were originally brought to ezt by ggln on 2005-03-09 and 2005-03-10, respectively.
they were reseeded in one previously by carville (2007-02-28) and separately again
somewhen in august 2009 by halowdance (but dime-bot isn’t complete there, it seems).

ubu – #320430 (as 1 seed), 2010-09-03
halowdance – #264126 & #264252, 2009-08-28 & 29
carville – #136332 (as 1 seed), 2007-02-28
ggln – #31795 & #31633, 2005-03-09 & 10

sample: v1 t3 if i should lose you.mp3


Dec 022012

so i was thinking about a 1964 mingus show in stuttgart, germany, both because i’ve always really liked that show and because i was just in stuttgart on business, the week before last.  it was a good trip, k. and i pitched a course for the second of three times, got to see a little of the city center, etc etc.

anyway, i was again thinking about uploading that show to dime, where i’ve always been reluctant to do so.  both as it is so incomplete and also as i’ve never been sure where it came from.

but perhaps some nice soul has uploaded a more complete copy to dime?  and indeed they have… back in may 2011, a series of 4 shows from mingus’ 1964 tour were uploaded.  so both problems solved.  how did i miss that?

charles mingus – 1964-04-12, oslo, norway
charles mingus – 1964-04-13, stockholm, sweden (two versions!)
charles mingus – 1964-04-16, bremen, germany
charles mingus – 1964-04-28, stuttgart, germany

for today, i’m still listening to my sadly incomplete version of the stuttgart tour (yes, it held up well to my memory of it), but tomorrow’s going to be a mingus kind of a day.

and i’m not going to miss that!

the more complete version still didn’t have a.t.f.w.u.s.a., so i’ve added that here from an a copy that i picked up a few years ago.

charles mingus quintet
april 28, 1964
liederhalle, stuttgart, germany

charles mingus – bass
eric dolphy – alto, flute,bass cl
clifford jordan – tenor sax
jaky byard – piano
danny richmond – drums

cd 1
these foolish things             7.37
orange was the color of her dress    17:30
so long eric                 30:28
peggy’s blue skylight            20:56

cd 2
fables of faubus             43:51
sophisticated lady            4:15
meditations                30:50

cd 3
a.t.f.w.u.s.a.                4:16 *

dime > soundforge (pitch correction) > tlh (flac 8 , sbe,checksums) > dime
except a.t.f.w.u.s.a. (provenance unknown)

sample: 02 orange was the colour.mp3