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