Guilbeault, Normand Ensemble / Mingus Erectus
Album: Mingus Erectus   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Guilbeault, Normand Ensemble   Added:May 2005
Label:Ambiances Magnetique  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-05-22 Pull Date: 2005-07-24 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 24 Jul 3 Jun 26 Jun 12 Jun 5 May 29
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Recent Airplay
1. Apr 21, 2006: Memory Select
All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmond Freud's Wife Was Your Mother
4. Jul 01, 2005: Memory Select
All the Things You Could Be Now if Sigmond Freud's Wife Was Your Mother
2. Apr 11, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
5. Jun 28, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
Peggy's Blue Skylight
3. Jul 22, 2005: Memory Select
6. Jun 21, 2005: Umami Jazz Program
Tijuana Gift Shop

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-05-17
Normand Guilbeault Ensemble – Mingus Erectus

A great tribute to the work of Charles Mingus by a quintet from Quebec. Unlike some who perform these tunes, they manage to keep the sense of barely controlled bluesy chaos that made the original albums the link between Ellington and the spiritual free jazz of the sixties. Not only do these guys nail the composed parts, but their soloing is fantastic. Play this disc!

*1. Deft bluesy groove, excellent solo/group improv
**2. Awesome driving swing
*3. Med tempo swing
4. Calypso featuring light flute
*5. Bluesy med tempo
**6. Great update of this classic to the 21st century. FCC: there’s a brief “shit” in the mayhem, but it’s hard to hear.
7. Slow, methodical original composition
**8. Fast gutbucket swing

Ben B 5/14/05

Track Listing
1. Pithecanthropus Erectus   5. Peggy's Blue Skylight
2. All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmond Freud's Wife Was Your Mother   6. Fable Of (George Dubya) Faubus
3. Conversation   7. Mdmd
4. Tijuana Gift Shop   8. Moanin'