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Changes: The Complete 1970s Atlantic Studio Recordings

Charles Mingus

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Collecting up the seven albums recorded for the Atlantic label between October 1973 and December 1978 by the double bassist and composer Charles Mingus, as well as an entire album of previously unreleased alternative pieces, this magnificent box set captures the legendary jazz musician’s last major creative period before Charcot's disease would take his life prematurely in January 1979, at the age of just 56. While some of the records in this set have been enshrined in Mingus' discography’s pantheon since their release, others, for years, have been the victims of ignorance and carried less favourable reputations. Everyone respects the twin albums Changes One and Changes Two, recorded by the double bassist in 1974 at the head of a brand new quintet, during the same exact session. Propelled by the drums of the faithful Dannie Richmond, and featuring two newcomers to his galaxy, saxophonist George Coleman and pianist Don Pullen, these are traditionally recognised as his ultimate masterpieces. One of the great virtues of this compilation is that it allows us to appreciate the entire period with the benefit of hindsight, and appreciate the rest of his oeuvre. A few tracks deserve to be singled out: the freshness and bluesy charisma of Three or Four Shades of Blues, recorded by Mingus in 1977 at the head of an expanded band, features the talents of three young guitarists destined for greatness: Larry Coryell, Philip Catherine and John Scofield. The baroque luxuriance of the two long orchestral suites on the album Cumbia & Jazz Fusion, conveys subliminal dialogue between Duke Ellington and Nino Rota in a dreamy Latin context. The musician's last recording, the very moving Me Myself An Eye written and whilst confined to a wheelchair and obliged to accept the dual role of composer and supervisor of the session which, despite the conditions, vibrates throughout with an inextinguishable power of life. © Stéphane Ollivier/Qobuz

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Charles Mingus

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1
Canon (2023 Remaster)
00:05:30

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Charles Mingus, Composer, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, ProductionCoordinator, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Flute, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Piano - Ronald Hampton, Trumpet - Neshui Ertegun, Producer

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1974, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

2
Opus 4 (2023 Remaster)
00:06:41

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Charles Mingus, Composer, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, ProductionCoordinator, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Flute, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Piano - Ronald Hampton, Trumpet - Neshui Ertegun, Producer

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1974, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

3
Moves (2023 Remaster)
00:03:45

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Charles Mingus, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, ProductionCoordinator, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Flute, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Piano - Ronald Hampton, Trumpet - Doug Hammond, Composer, Vocals - Honi Gordon, Vocals - Neshui Ertegun, Producer

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1974, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

4
Wee (2023 Remaster)
00:08:58

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Charles Mingus, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, ProductionCoordinator, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Flute, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Piano - Sy Johnson, Composer - Ronald Hampton, Trumpet - Neshui Ertegun, Producer

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1974, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

5
Flowers for a Lady (2023 Remaster)
00:06:45

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Charles Mingus, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, ProductionCoordinator, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Composer, Flute, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Piano - Ronald Hampton, Trumpet - Neshui Ertegun, Producer

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1974, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

6
Newcomer (2023 Remaster)
00:07:15

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Charles Mingus, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, ProductionCoordinator, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Flute, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Composer, Piano - Ronald Hampton, Trumpet - Neshui Ertegun, Producer

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1974, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

7
Opus 3 (2023 Remaster)
00:10:27

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Charles Mingus, Composer, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, ProductionCoordinator, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Flute, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Piano - Ronald Hampton, Trumpet - Neshui Ertegun, Producer

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1974, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

8
Big Alice (Take 1)
00:04:55

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Nesuhi Ertegun, Producer - Charles Mingus, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, ProductionCoordinator, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Flute, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Composer, Piano - Sy Johnson, Arranger - Ronald Hampton, Trumpet

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, A Warner Music Group Company. All Rghts Reserved.

9
The Call (Take 1)
00:07:15

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Nesuhi Ertegun, Producer - Charles Mingus, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, ProductionCoordinator, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Flute, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Piano - Sy Johnson, Arranger - Ronald Hampton, Composer, Trumpet

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, A Warner Music Group Company. All Rghts Reserved.

DISC 2

1
Remember Rockefeller at Attica (2023 Remaster)
00:05:56

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Bobby Warner, RemixingEngineer - Nesuhi Ertegun, ExecutiveProducer - Charles Mingus, Composer, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Piano - Jack Walrath, Trumpet

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1975, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

2
Sue's Changes (2023 Remaster)
00:17:04

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Bobby Warner, RemixingEngineer - Nesuhi Ertegun, ExecutiveProducer - Charles Mingus, Composer, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Piano - Jack Walrath, Trumpet

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1975, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

3
Devil Blues (2023 Remaster)
00:09:28

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Bobby Warner, RemixingEngineer - Nesuhi Ertegun, ExecutiveProducer - Charles Mingus, Composer, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Composer, Tenor Saxophone, Vocals - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Piano - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Gate Mouth Brown, Composer

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1975, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

4
Duke Ellington's Sound of Love (Changes One Version) (2023 Remaster)
00:12:11

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Bobby Warner, RemixingEngineer - Nesuhi Ertegun, ExecutiveProducer - Charles Mingus, Composer, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Piano - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Sy Johnson, Arranger

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1975, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

DISC 3

1
Free Cell Block F, 'Tis Nazi U.S.A. (2023 Remaster)
00:06:53

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Bobby Warner, RemixingEngineer - Nesuhi Ertegun, ExecutiveProducer - Charles Mingus, Composer, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Piano - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Sy Johnson, Arranger

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1975, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

2
Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Silk Blue (2023 Remaster)
00:17:28

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Bobby Warner, RemixingEngineer - Nesuhi Ertegun, ExecutiveProducer - Charles Mingus, Composer, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Piano - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Sy Johnson, Arranger

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1975, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

3
Black Bats and Poles (2023 Remaster)
00:06:19

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Bobby Warner, RemixingEngineer - Nesuhi Ertegun, ExecutiveProducer - Charles Mingus, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Piano - Jack Walrath, Composer, Trumpet - Sy Johnson, Arranger

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1975, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

4
Duke Ellington's Sound of Love (Changes Two Version) (2023 Remaster)
00:04:12

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Marcus Belgrave, Trumpet - Bobby Warner, RemixingEngineer - Nesuhi Ertegun, ExecutiveProducer - Jackie Paris, Vocals - Charles Mingus, Composer, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Piano - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Sy Johnson, Arranger

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1975, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

5
For Harry Carney (2023 Remaster)
00:08:00

GENE PAUL, RecordingEngineer - Bobby Warner, RemixingEngineer - Nesuhi Ertegun, ExecutiveProducer - Charles Mingus, Bass, MainArtist - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer, RemixingEngineer - George Adams, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Don Pullen, Piano - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Sy Johnson, Composer, Arranger

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1975, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

DISC 4

1
Better Git Hit in Your Soul (2023 Remaster)
00:04:38

Bobby Warner, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - George Piros, MasteringEngineer - Nesuhi Ertegun, ExecutiveProducer - Philip Catherine, Guitar - Carmine Rubino, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - Charles Mingus, Composer, Bass, MainArtist - Don Puluse, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer - George Coleman, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone - George Mraz, Bass - Curtice Taylor, Contributor - Dannie Richmond, Drums - LARRY CORYELL, Guitar - Raymond Silva, Project Coordinator - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Bob Neloms, Piano - Ricky Ford, Tenor Saxophone

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1977, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation

2
Goodbye, Porkpie Hat (2023 Remaster)
00:07:12

Bobby Warner, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - George Piros, MasteringEngineer - Nesuhi Ertegun, ExecutiveProducer - Philip Catherine, Guitar - Carmine Rubino, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - Charles Mingus, Composer, Bass, MainArtist - Don Puluse, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer - George Coleman, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone - George Mraz, Bass - Dannie Richmond, Drums - LARRY CORYELL, Guitar - Raymond Silva, Project Coordinator - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Bob Neloms, Piano - Ricky Ford, Tenor Saxophone

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1977, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation

3
Noddin Ya Head Blues (2023 Remaster)
00:10:33

Bobby Warner, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - George Piros, MasteringEngineer - Nesuhi Ertegun, ExecutiveProducer - Philip Catherine, Guitar - Carmine Rubino, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - Charles Mingus, Composer, Bass, MainArtist - Don Puluse, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer - George Coleman, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone - George Mraz, Bass - Dannie Richmond, Drums - LARRY CORYELL, Guitar - Raymond Silva, Project Coordinator - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Bob Neloms, Piano - Ricky Ford, Tenor Saxophone

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1977, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation

4
Three or Four Shades of Blues (2023 Remaster)
00:12:10

Bobby Warner, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - George Piros, MasteringEngineer - Nesuhi Ertegun, ExecutiveProducer - Carmine Rubino, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - John Scofield, Guitar - Charles Mingus, Composer, Bass, MainArtist - Don Puluse, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - JIMMY ROWLES, Piano - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer - George Coleman, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - LARRY CORYELL, Guitar - Raymond Silva, Project Coordinator - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Bob Neloms, Piano - Ricky Ford, Tenor Saxophone

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1977, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation

5
Nobody Knows (2023 Remaster)
00:10:10

Ron Carter, Bass - Bobby Warner, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - George Piros, MasteringEngineer - Nesuhi Ertegun, ExecutiveProducer - Philip Catherine, Guitar - Carmine Rubino, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - John Scofield, Guitar - Charles Mingus, Composer, Bass, MainArtist - Don Puluse, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Raymond Silva, Project Coordinator - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Bob Neloms, Piano - Ricky Ford, Tenor Saxophone

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1977, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation

DISC 5

1
Cumbia & Jazz Fusion (2023 Remaster)
00:27:59

Gary Anderson, Additional Clarinet, Bass Clarinet - Bobby Warner, Sound Engineer - George Piros, MasteringEngineer - Jimmy Knepper, Trombone, Bass Trombone - Candido, Congas - Charles Mingus, Composer, Arranger, Percussion, Vocals, Bass, MainArtist - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Ray Mantilla, Congas - Jack Walrath, Percussion, Trumpet - Alfredo Ramirez, Congas - Bob Neloms, Piano - Bradley Cunningham, Percussion - Daniel Gonzales, Congas - Gene Scholtes, Bassoon - Mauricio Smith, Flute, Piccolo, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone - Aurelio Rossitto, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - Daniele Senatore, Producer - Filippo Bianchi, Director - Nino Dei, Musical Assistant - Paul Jeffrey, Oboe, Tenor Saxophone - Ricky Ford, Percussion, Tenor Saxophone

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1978, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

2
Music for "Todo Modo" (2023 Remaster)
00:22:12

Bobby Warner, Sound Engineer - George Piros, MasteringEngineer - Charles Mingus, Composer, Arranger, Bass, MainArtist - George Adams, Flute, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Anastasio Del Bono, Oboe, English Horn - Aurelio Rossitto, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - Daniele Senatore, Producer - Danny Mixon, Organ, Piano - Dino Piana, Trombone - Filippo Bianchi, Director - Nino Dei, Contributor, Musical Assistant - Pasquale Sabatelli, Bassoon - Quarto Maltoni, Alto Saxophone - Robert Laneri, Bass Clarinet

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1978, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

3
Music for Todo Modo (Take 1)
00:09:47

Bobby Warner, Sound Engineer - George Piros, MasteringEngineer - Charles Mingus, Composer, Arranger, Bass, MainArtist - George Adams, Flute, Tenor Saxophone - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Anastasio Del Bono, Oboe, English Horn - Aurelio Rossitto, RecordingEngineer, RemixingEngineer - Daniele Senatore, Producer - Danny Mixon, Organ, Piano - Dino Piana, Trombone - Filippo Bianchi, Director - Nino Dei, Contributor, Musical Assistant - Pasquale Sabatelli, Bassoon - Quarto Maltoni, Alto Saxophone - Robert Laneri, Bass Clarinet

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1978, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

DISC 6

1
Three Worlds of Drums (2023 Remaster)
00:30:21

Sammy Figueroa, Percussion - Michael Brecker, Tenor Saxophone - Steve Gadd, Drums - Slide Hampton, Trombone - Randy Brecker, Trumpet - Bobby Warner, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - George Piros, MasteringEngineer - Pepper Adams, Baritone Saxophone - Jimmy Knepper, Trombone - Charles Mingus, Composer, MainArtist - Eddie Gomez, Bass - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer - George Coleman, Tenor Saxophone - Joe Chambers, Drums - George Mraz, Bass - Dannie Richmond, Drums - LARRY CORYELL, Guitar - Ray Mantilla, Percussion - Mike Davis, Trumpet - Ronnie Cuber, Baritone Saxophone - Raymond Silva, Producer - Jack Wilkins, Guitar - Ted Dunbar, Guitar - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Bob Neloms, Piano - Paul Jeffrey, Conductor - Ricky Ford, Tenor Saxophone - Ken Hitchcock, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone - Daniel Block, Tenor Saxophone - Craig Purpura, Baritone Saxophone - Akira Ohmori, Alto Saxophone

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1979, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

2
Devil Woman (2023 Remaster)
00:09:25

Michael Brecker, Tenor Saxophone - Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone - Randy Brecker, Trumpet - Keith O'Quinn, Trombone - Bobby Warner, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - George Piros, MasteringEngineer - Pepper Adams, Baritone Saxophone - Jimmy Knepper, Trombone - Charles Mingus, Composer, MainArtist - Eddie Gomez, Bass - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer - Joe Chambers, Drums - Dannie Richmond, Drums - LARRY CORYELL, Guitar - Mike Davis, Trumpet - Ronnie Cuber, Baritone Saxophone - Raymond Silva, Producer - Jack Wilkins, Guitar - Ted Dunbar, Guitar - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Bob Neloms, Piano - Paul Jeffrey, Conductor - Ricky Ford, Tenor Saxophone - Ken Hitchcock, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone - Daniel Block, Saxophone - John Tank, Tenor Saxophone - Craig Purpura, Baritone Saxophone - Akira Ohmori, Alto Saxophone - Yoshiaki Malta, Alto Saxophone

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1979, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

3
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting (2023 Remaster)
00:09:51

Michael Brecker, Tenor Saxophone - Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone - Randy Brecker, Trumpet - Keith O'Quinn, Trombone - Bobby Warner, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - George Piros, MasteringEngineer - Pepper Adams, Baritone Saxophone - Jimmy Knepper, Trombone - Charles Mingus, Composer, MainArtist - Eddie Gomez, Bass - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer - Joe Chambers, Drums - Dannie Richmond, Drums - LARRY CORYELL, Guitar - Mike Davis, Trumpet - Ronnie Cuber, Baritone Saxophone - Raymond Silva, Producer - Jack Wilkins, Guitar - Ted Dunbar, Guitar - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Bob Neloms, Piano - Paul Jeffrey, Conductor - Ricky Ford, Tenor Saxophone - Ken Hitchcock, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone - Daniel Block, Saxophone - John Tank, Tenor Saxophone - Craig Purpura, Baritone Saxophone - Akira Ohmori, Alto Saxophone - Yoshiaki Malta, Alto Saxophone

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1979, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

4
Carolyn "Keki" Mingus (2023 Remaster)
00:07:44

Michael Brecker, Tenor Saxophone - Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone - Randy Brecker, Trumpet - Keith O'Quinn, Trombone - Bobby Warner, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - George Piros, MasteringEngineer - Pepper Adams, Baritone Saxophone - Jimmy Knepper, Trombone - Charles Mingus, Composer, MainArtist - Eddie Gomez, Bass - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer - Joe Chambers, Drums - Dannie Richmond, Drums - LARRY CORYELL, Guitar - Mike Davis, Trumpet - Ronnie Cuber, Baritone Saxophone - Raymond Silva, Producer - Jack Wilkins, Guitar - Ted Dunbar, Guitar - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Bob Neloms, Piano - Paul Jeffrey, Conductor - Ricky Ford, Tenor Saxophone - Ken Hitchcock, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone - Daniel Block, Saxophone - John Tank, Tenor Saxophone - Craig Purpura, Baritone Saxophone - Akira Ohmori, Alto Saxophone - Yoshiaki Malta, Alto Saxophone

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1979, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation.

DISC 7

1
Something Like a Bird (Pt. 1) (2023 Remaster)
00:19:12

Michael Brecker, Tenor Saxophone - Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone - Slide Hampton, Trombone - Randy Brecker, Trumpet - Bobby Warner, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - George Piros, MasteringEngineer - Pepper Adams, Baritone Saxophone - Jimmy Knepper, Trombone - Charles Mingus, Composer, MainArtist - Eddie Gomez, Bass - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer - George Coleman, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone - Joe Chambers, Drums - George Mraz, Bass - Dannie Richmond, Drums - LARRY CORYELL, Guitar - Ray Mantilla, Percussion - Mike Davis, Trumpet - Ronnie Cuber, Baritone Saxophone - Raymond Silva, Producer - Jack Wilkins, Guitar - Ted Dunbar, Guitar - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Bob Neloms, Piano - Paul Jeffrey, Conductor - Ricky Ford, Tenor Saxophone - Danny Toan, Guitar - Ken Werner, Electric Piano - Ken Hitchcock, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone - Daniel Block, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone - Craig Purpura, Baritone Saxophone - Akira Ohmori, Alto Saxophone

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1980, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

2
Something Like a Bird (Pt. 2) (2023 Remaster)
00:12:17

Michael Brecker, Tenor Saxophone - Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone - Slide Hampton, Trombone - Randy Brecker, Trumpet - Bobby Warner, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - George Piros, MasteringEngineer - Pepper Adams, Baritone Saxophone - Jimmy Knepper, Trombone - Charles Mingus, Composer, MainArtist - Eddie Gomez, Bass - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer - George Coleman, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone - Joe Chambers, Drums - George Mraz, Bass - Dannie Richmond, Drums - LARRY CORYELL, Guitar - Ray Mantilla, Percussion - Mike Davis, Trumpet - Ronnie Cuber, Baritone Saxophone - Raymond Silva, Producer - Jack Wilkins, Guitar - Ted Dunbar, Guitar - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Bob Neloms, Piano - Paul Jeffrey, Conductor - Ricky Ford, Tenor Saxophone - Danny Toan, Guitar - Ken Werner, Electric Piano - Ken Hitchcock, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone - Daniel Block, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone - Craig Purpura, Baritone Saxophone - Akira Ohmori, Alto Saxophone

Manufactured for & Marketed by Rhino Entertainment Company, a Warner Music Group Company., © 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation, a Warner Music Group Company. All Rights Reserved. ℗ 1980, 2023 Atlantic Recording Corporation for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States.

3
Farewell Farwell (2023 Remaster)
00:07:00

Lee Konitz, Alto Saxophone - Keith O'Quinn, Trombone - Bobby Warner, MixingEngineer, RecordingEngineer - George Piros, MasteringEngineer - Pepper Adams, Baritone Saxophone - Jimmy Knepper, Trombone - Charles Mingus, Composer, MainArtist - Eddie Gomez, Bass - Ilhan Mimaroglu, Producer - Joe Chambers, Drums - Dannie Richmond, Drums - Mike Davis, Trumpet - Ronnie Cuber, Baritone Saxophone - Raymond Silva, Producer - Jack Wilkins, Guitar - Ted Dunbar, Guitar - Jack Walrath, Trumpet - Bob Neloms, Piano - Paul Jeffrey, Conductor - Ricky Ford, Tenor Saxophone - Ken Hitchcock, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone - Daniel Block, Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone - John Tank, Tenor Saxophone - Craig Purpura, Baritone Saxophone - Akira Ohmori, Alto Saxophone - Yoshiaki Malta, Alto Saxophone

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Collecting up the seven albums recorded for the Atlantic label between October 1973 and December 1978 by the double bassist and composer Charles Mingus, as well as an entire album of previously unreleased alternative pieces, this magnificent box set captures the legendary jazz musician’s last major creative period before Charcot's disease would take his life prematurely in January 1979, at the age of just 56. While some of the records in this set have been enshrined in Mingus' discography’s pantheon since their release, others, for years, have been the victims of ignorance and carried less favourable reputations. Everyone respects the twin albums Changes One and Changes Two, recorded by the double bassist in 1974 at the head of a brand new quintet, during the same exact session. Propelled by the drums of the faithful Dannie Richmond, and featuring two newcomers to his galaxy, saxophonist George Coleman and pianist Don Pullen, these are traditionally recognised as his ultimate masterpieces. One of the great virtues of this compilation is that it allows us to appreciate the entire period with the benefit of hindsight, and appreciate the rest of his oeuvre. A few tracks deserve to be singled out: the freshness and bluesy charisma of Three or Four Shades of Blues, recorded by Mingus in 1977 at the head of an expanded band, features the talents of three young guitarists destined for greatness: Larry Coryell, Philip Catherine and John Scofield. The baroque luxuriance of the two long orchestral suites on the album Cumbia & Jazz Fusion, conveys subliminal dialogue between Duke Ellington and Nino Rota in a dreamy Latin context. The musician's last recording, the very moving Me Myself An Eye written and whilst confined to a wheelchair and obliged to accept the dual role of composer and supervisor of the session which, despite the conditions, vibrates throughout with an inextinguishable power of life. © Stéphane Ollivier/Qobuz

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