For this 1961 release, Mingus chose music composed before he heard the revolutionary playing of Charlie Parker. The album features large ensembles and includes two swing-era contrapuntal ‘mash-ups’, with one song playing out of the left channel and another from the right.
Verve’s Acoustic Sounds Series features transfers from analog tapes and remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging.
Track Listing: Side A 1. Take the A Train 2. Prayer For Passive Resistance 3. Eclipse 4. Mingus Fingus No. 2 5. Weird Nightmare
Side B 6. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me 7. Bemoanable Lady 8. Half-Mast Inhibition
Charles Mingus, bass Eric Dolphy, alto saxophone Charles McCracken, cello Dannie Richmond, drums Robert DiDomenica, flute Harry Schulman, oboe George Scott, percussion Paul Bley, piano Bill Barron, tenor saxophone Charles Greenlee, trombone Clark Terry, trumpet Don Butterfield, tuba Lorraine Cusson, vocals
Definitive audiophile versions of classic jazz recordings
Mastered by Ryan K. Smith at Sterling Sound from the original analog tapes
Pressed on 180-gram vinyl at QPR
Presented in high-quality Stoughton Printing gatefold tip-on jackets
Series supervised by Chad Kassem CEO of Acoustic Sounds