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A Modern Symposium Of Music And Poetry (Original Recording Remastered 2013)

Charles Mingus

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1
Scenes in the City
Charles Mingus
11:55
2
Nouroog
Charles Mingus
4:52
3
New York Sketchbook
Charles Mingus
8:55
4
Duke's Choice
Charles Mingus
6:27
5
Slippers
Charles Mingus
3:29
Total Playing Time    35:38
"4 1/2 Stars"
-Los Angeles Times

"...showcases steps toward the brilliant, tempestuous bassist/composer/bandleader's late - 50s / early - '60s masterpieces..."
-Billboard

Don't expect any poetry here, however an extended spoken word narration by actor Mel Stewart does kicks off the album. That's where the vocals begin and end on this instrumental collection. Mingus and his brilliant musicians do the talking here: the Penguin Guide To Jazz calls Clarence Shaw's performance on "New York Sketchbook" "the best trumpet heard on a Mingus album for some time before or since."
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Bethlehem Records Studio Masters

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