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Charles Mingus Mingus Dynasty 2LP 180g Vinyl Pure Pleasure Records Ray Staff Air Mastering Columbia EU

Charles Mingus Mingus Dynasty 2LP 180g Vinyl Pure Pleasure Records Ray Staff Air Mastering Columbia EU Maximize
Artist: Charles Mingus
Title: Mingus Dynasty
Catalog Number: PPAN CS 8236
Label: Columbia
Reissued by: Pure Pleasure Records
Barcode: 5060149620502
Original release year: 1960
Reissue year: 2007
Number of discs: 2
Revolutions per minute: 33⅓ rpm
Disc size: 12"
Vinyl Weight Grade: 180gr
Total Item Weight: 558gr
Pressing country: Germany
For Market Release in: EU
Added to catalog on: May 20, 2015
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Mingus Dynasty, like its predecessor and Columbia companion Mingus Ah Um, was recorded in 1959, a watershed year for the insuperable, eruptive bassist and composer Charles Mingus. Leading what amounted to a repertory company comprising some of New York's best and most creative improvisers, Mingus musically challenged two ensembles as they'd never been challenged before. A timeless masterpiece!

 

 

  • Expanded Edition produced by Michael Cuscuna
  • All Analog Mastering at Air Studios in London
  • Mastered by Ray Staff
  • 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
  • Pressed at Pallas in Germany
  • Gatefold Cover
  • Featuring Previously Unpublished Photos

 

 

"…the set is a blast from start to finish and so far I've found it impossible to play a single track without enjoying the full set. And whilst it'll never be the classic that its predecessor has become, this remains a great example of the genius of Mingus – and in this superb issue a lasting joy." Recording = 9.5/10; Music = 9.5/10 - Dave Davies, Hi-Fi+, Issue 56

Mingus Dynasty, like its predecessor and Columbia companion Mingus Ah Um, was recorded in 1959, a watershed year for the insuperable, eruptive bassist-composer Charles Mingus. Leading what amounted to a repertory company comprising some of New York's best and most creative improvisers, Mingus musically challenged two ensembles (a tentet and a nonet that includes two cellos) as they never had been challenged before.

The music herein remains as arresting as the LP's original cover photograph of a mock-imperious Mingus in full Chinese emperor regalia was eye-catching. There are familiar Mingus themes like the bonus track "Strollin',  which, sans vocal (by Honey Gordon, who joins the tentet) is known as "Nostalgia In Times Square, from the bassist's original soundtrack to John Cassavetes' Shadows. Mingus also honours two generations of Ellington: his idol, Duke (whose "Mood Indigo" contains a virtuosic bass solo) and the maestro's son, Mercer ("Things Ain't What They Used To Be"), There are a pair of fiery gospel-and-blues originals—"Slop" and "Gunslinging Bird"—in the driving 6/8 time that was Mingus' personal property. And there are complex pieces such as "Far Wells, Mill Valley" and "Diane," which after an atonal beginning, opens like a flower to yield one of Mingus' most touch­ing themes.

The collective personnel would be hard to beat in 1959, or any other year. Originally pro­duced by Teo Macero, who had also played Mingus' music, this newly remixed and remastered, expanded edition of DYNASTY was prepared by Michael Cuscuna. The artist's original annotation (as told to Diane Dorr-Dorynek) is here, augmented by new notes by Mingus biographer Brian Priestley, There are also previously unpublished photos from the recording date.      

 

Musicians:

Ensemble A:  Richard Williams, trumpet / Jimmy Knepper, trombone / John Handy, alto saxophone / Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone / Benny Golson, tenor saxophone / Jerome Richardson, baritone saxophone / Teddy Charles, vibes / Roland Hanna, piano / Charles Mingus, bass / Dannie Richmond, drums.

Nico Bunink replaces Hanna on "New Now Know How" and "Strollin'" - Omit Williams, Golson. Richardson and Charles on "New Now Know How" - Omit Charles, add Honey Gordon (vocal) on "Strollin"'

Recorded at 30th Street Studio, NYC, November 1, 1959

Ensemble B: Don Ellis, trumpet /  Jimmy Knepper, trombone /  John Handy, alto saxophone /  Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone /  Roland Hanna, piano /  Charles Mingus, bass / Dannie Richmond, drums.

Add Maurice Brown (celllo) and Seymour Barab (cello) on "Slop" and "Put Me In That Dungeon"

Recorded at 30th Street Studio, NYC, November 13, 1959

Original recordings produced by: Teo Macero
Re-issue producer: Michael Cuscuna
Recording Engineers: Ray Moore, Fred Plaut

 

 

Track Listing:

 

LP 1
1. Slop (unedited version)
2. Diane
3. Song With Orange (unedited version)
4. Gunslinging Bird (unedited version)

LP 2
5. Things Ain’t What They Used To Be (unedited version)
6. Far Wells, Mill Valley
7. New Now, Know How
8. Mood Indigo
9. Put Me In The Dungeon
10. Strollin’ (not on original LP)

 

Click here to listen to samples on AllMusic.com

 

 

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