Let My Children Hear Music by Charles Mingus.
Mingus' adolescent composition, "The Chill Of Death," is impressive in a grand guignol way. His recited poem equating Death with a beautiful woman, is very Edgar Allen Poe-ish. The arrangement makes good use of the six bass section in a gothic movie/novel style. McPherson's alto solo, over the some orchestral backing as the poem, was inspired by Charlie Parker, when, as Mingus recounts, Parker called him on the phone and began soloing over a recording of Stravinsky's "Firebird."
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The piece Mingus is referring to is"Adagio Ma Non Troppo," from a solo piano album he made. It was transcribed and sent to Mingus by a fan, Hub Miller, and orchestratred and conducted by Alan Raph. The piece has an intense lyrical quality reflecting Mingus' almost profligate gift for melody. The six bowed basses are used to good effect here, with Charles McCracken's solo cello also heard.
Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music (1992) FLAC
We start the series off with a bang: ¨C Jam Blues¨ from Charles Mingus’ 1974 album, ¨Mingus At Carnegie Hall.¨ Recorded live in January 1974, Mingus assembles an All Star ensemble comprised of current and former band members. Starting with Mingus himself, we have a brilliant composer, bandleader and master provocateur, who happens to play bass as easily as fish move through water. A student of Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker, Mingus is a passionate bridge between the old, the older and the new.
Charles Mingus vinyl audiophile Let My Children Hear Music for sale. excellent condition light use $19.99 plus $4 shipping. VINYL RE-MASTERING by …This album represents one of Charles Mingus' most ambitious attempts to build new "tall buildings" in jazz employing large ensembles and extended compositional structures. It also was his favorite, a fact not only attested to by the acknowledgement to Teo Macero on the original album cover for "his untiring efforts in producing the best album I have ever made," but also in a message he sent to Sy Johnson (the album's principal arranger and orchestrator) from Mexico shortly before his death in 1979 telling him that of all the recordings he ever did, Let My Children Hear Music was the one he liked the most.