Mingus, Charles Sextet With Eric Dolphy / Cornell 1964
Album: Cornell 1964   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mingus, Charles Sextet With Eric Dolphy   Added:Jul 2007
Label:Blue Note  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-09-09 Pull Date: 2007-11-11 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Oct 14 Oct 7 Sep 30 Sep 23 Sep 16
Airplays: 3 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 15, 2016: Rebop
Orange Was The Colour Of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk
4. Apr 11, 2008: "In Your Ear ..." with David Bug, into the night with sound and flurry in-step
Take The A Train
2. Aug 20, 2009: "In Your Ear ..." with Bug, from morning to noon!
Sophisticated Lady
5. Oct 12, 2007: Memory Select
Fables Of Faubus
3. Jun 14, 2009: "In Your Ear ..." with Bug, an impromptu post commencement on the air waves
6. Oct 10, 2007: Eran Mukamel (shallow apartment)
Take The A Train

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-09-09
Blue Note, 1964/2007

This “lost” recording of a campus concert turns out to be the earliest recording of a brief-lived but highly-regarded Mingus ensemble with Eric Dolphy, Clifford Jordan and Johnny Coles (it only lasted a few months). The band is in high spirits, the music is freewheeling, and the sound quality is generally quite decent, if uneven. Good stuff.

Fo’s Picks: Disc 1 – 2, 4, maybe 5 Disc 2 – 2, 4


2. 04:26 – great Jaki Byard piano solo, channeling Art Tatum & Fats Waller
3. 04:23 – solo bass, classic ballad: exceptional, highly lyrical playing
4. 29:42 – classic angular swing, brisk start: the tune shifts organically through many tempos, moods & quotes. Slightly sour trumpet, playful piano, boisterous sax, honking clarinet, moody bass. Excellent solos.
5. 15:05 – relaxed, somewhat lumpy ballad with uptempo interjections; the mix sounds a little weird but it’s still nice. Dolphy’s clarinet solo is killer.
Note: earliest recording of this famous tune with a full band!
6. 17:26 – starts as straightforward, dull swing, but after 5 or 6 minutes it’s cooking like crazy. Long solos for bass, drums, clarinet.


1. 31:23 – wide-ranging piece with muddy sound: starts as melancholy ballad with a nostalgic touch, becomes a popping avant-garde stomp. Byard & Dolphy get most action in first half, then the others.
2. 15:33 – stage chatter, bass intro, then a cool glide stays low, loose, bluesy
3. 06:07 – light take on a corny Irish tune becomes breezy trumpet feature
4. 09:59 – lighthearted uptempo waltz, great lilting flute, propulsive rhythm

[ Fo ] 9-Sep-07

Track Listing
1. Opening   6. Take The A Train
2. ATFW You   7. Meditations
3. Sophisticated Lady   8. So Long Eric
4. Fables Of Faubus   9. When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
5. Orange Was The Colour Of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk   10. Jitterbug Waltz