17 October 2009

Charles Mingus Quintet live in Bremen 1975

I thought I'd follow up on the recent spate of Don Pullen (and George Adams) postings with this set from a live concert in 1975. Here we have Pullen and George Adams as part of the Mingus Quintet, obviously from a European tour, as there are other tapes in circulation from this year.

Close to two hours of goodness here. All classics and with ample space for the band members to stretch out. Listen in on the first track for some extended Pullen solo work, for example. Walrath is fairly new to me, so any added info is welcome.

Charles Mingus Quintet
July 9, 1975
Bremen, Germany

Source: Soundboard (or radio?)

01 - Sue's Changes - 32:52
02 - For Harry Carney - 13:12
03 - Free Cell Block F, 'Tis Nazi U.S.A. - 8:13
04 - Black Bats And Poles - 11:39
05 - Fables Of Faubus - 15:31
06 - Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love - 13:09
07 - Theme - 1:45
08 - Remember Rockefeller At Attica - 9:36
09 - Devil Blues - 8:45


Jack Walrath - trumpet
George Adams - tenor saxophone
Don Pullen - piano
Charles Mingus - bass
Dannie Richmond - drums


kinabalu said...









matt w said...

Excellent! Looking forward to hearing this band live.

Jack Walrath has had a long career and played with just about everybody, usually (it seems) at the fairly adventurous edge of mainstream jazz, like Mingus and various Monk projects. His home page is jackwalrath.net. A fantastic avant-garde album that he's on is Muhal Richard Abrams's big band record Blu Blu Blu on Black Saint.

trane said...

Thanks a lot, terrific group (I had the concert, but not in lossless format)

mew23 said...

This is an almost complete live version of the two 'Changes' LPs from 1975 (only 'Orange Was the Color' is missing here).
The concert was recorded by Radio Bremen and last broadcast in 1995.

Rev. Dr. Moller. MDMA, THC and BAR. said...

This looks really good, thanks.

lee said...

Thanks a lot for this one. Can't wait to hear it.

Anonymous said...

Aaah... wonderful stuff! Thanks for circulating.

Anonymous said...

there is nothing missing in this.
here is the full info for u;

Charles Mingus - Bremen 1975 (Cool Jazz (J) 346/347)
Jack Walrath (tp) George Adams (ts) Don Pullen (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d)
"Postaula", Bremen, Germany, July 9, 1975
Sue's Changes
For Harry Carney
Free Cell Block F, 'Tis Nazi U.S.A.
Black Bats And Poles
Fables Of Faubus
Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love
Theme (Ko Ko)
Remember Rockefeller At Attica
Devil Blues

themonkishere1 said...

wrong info.
it is not a bootleg to start.
second; it is 1974 (Charles MINGUS - Changes One & Changes Two 1974)
next time,check it out....
got my point...!!

SOTISE said...

Monkishere , you dont have a clue.. its the same setlist ... but its not Changes one and 2 ,the Track times alone should tell you that!
this is clearly a bootleg... GOT MY POINT!!

nothing but jazz&blues said...

sounds total crapp.