June 16, 2015 – 5:01 am

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Bremen 1975 [no label, 2CD]

Live at Postaula, Bremen, Germany; July 9, 1975. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to the original uploader; and to petercherman for keeping the show alive at Dime.

Dime member dominate added: “Listening back, this is really good! Unique setlist and love this edition of the band with Adams and Pullen. Walrath shines, too.”

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Disc 1
Track 101. Sue’s Changes - Part A 9:03 (15.2MB)
Track 102. Sue’s Changes - Part B 13:04 (22.0MB)
Track 103. Sue’s Changes - Part C 10:45 (18.1MB)
Track 104. For Harry Carney 13:13 (22.2MB)
Track 105. Free Cell Block F, ‘Tis Nazi USA 8:13 (13.8MB)
55 mins

The track, Sue’s Changes, has been arbitrarily split for easier access.

Disc 2
Track 201. Black Bats And Poles 11:39 (19.6MB)
Track 202. Fables Of Faubus 15:32 (26.1MB)
Track 203. Duke Ellington’s Sound Of Love 13:09 (22.1MB)
Track 204. Theme 1:45 (2.9MB)
Track 205. Remember Rockefeller At Attica 9:36 (16.1MB)
Track 206. Devil Blues 8:46 (14.7MB)
61 mins

Charles Mingus - bass
Jack Walrath - trumpet
George Adams - tenor saxophone
Don Pullen - piano
Dannie Richmond - drums

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  1. 29 Responses to “MINGUS - BREMEN 1975”


    Thanx, loads!

    By Happy Camper on Jun 16, 2015

  3. Soundboard Mingus? Hard to beat! Thanks!

    By Rick on Jun 16, 2015

  4. Darth-bashing addiction IS curable! Take one dose of Mingus whenever the urge to bash occurs. Imbibe liberally until all symptoms disappear.

    By Happy Camper on Jun 16, 2015

  5. Happy Camper its not only Mingus but he[darth] seems to avoid any jazz thread..makes it a great place to hang out and listen for us!

    By sluggo on Jun 16, 2015

  6. correct sluggo…

    jazz is like the light to vampire glen…he avoids it…might be able to catch him over on that Monkees page though lol…or telling whoppers on any other page…

    Mingus & Ornette(although unfortunate circumstances, RIP) all in a few days…swinging…!!!

    By Jerry's Finger on Jun 17, 2015

  7. WOW! Thanks BigO! Mingus was a giant. Looking forward to hearing this. Any more Mingus and or Monk will be greedily gobbled up like candy!

    By walter on Jun 17, 2015

  8. aw, c’mon guys… get a little love in your hearts… ride the peace train, smile on your brother… don’t you want somebody to love… and all that.

    But sluggo, you know you’re baiting, drawing a line in the sand. It’s practically an engraved invitation. If the feared evil one dares speaketh, you have yourself to blame.

    Anyways, beyond all that, I screwed up and misposted on the wrong thread yesterday. For them that wants to wade in the waters of Charles, here’s my suggested all-time best:

    Motivated especially by reading about Sue Mingus’ fearless efforts to protect illegal marketing of Charles’ music in the Nov. ‘14 Trackback (thanks for that, Big-O, very enlightening!), I urge people to search out these legit albums, which for me, a jazz neophyte, were the most enjoyable and worth every cent:

    Black Saint and Sinner Lady
    Blues & Roots
    Oh Yeah! (might be the best place to start)
    Mingus Ah Uhm (then, this)
    Pithecanthropus Erectus
    Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus

    By Happy Camper on Jun 17, 2015

  9. I agree with Happy Camper except in what constitutes the essentials, ranked with my favorites at the top:

    Mingus Ah Uhm
    Blues & Roots
    Three Or Four Shades of Blue
    Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
    Oh Yeah!
    Pithecanthropus Erectus
    Let My Children Hear Music
    Black Saint and Sinner Lady

    By walter on Jun 17, 2015

  10. happy camper that was not my intent at all.

    By sluggo on Jun 17, 2015

  11. Thanks Walter, will check out the others!

    Also, I should recommend Hal Willner’s exemplary “Weird Nightmare” tribute album to CM, which set me on the path to discovery.

    By Happy Camper on Jun 17, 2015

  12. what did everyone think of Joni`s Mingus album?

    By sluggo on Jun 17, 2015

  13. Good question! I never heard it, always curious.

    By Happy Camper on Jun 17, 2015

  14. well myself I`m not a huge joni fan but I thought that was a tremendous piece of work she did.I had never heard Goodbye Pork-Pie Hat done with words and that was a treat, and her God Must be a Boogie Man is very cool..great record!

    By sluggo on Jun 17, 2015

  15. Saw this band twice around this time while attending UW-Madison. Blew me away. PS: while Black Saint is my all time Mingus favorite, I due love the Changes discs, where many of the tunes in this set can be heard, and Mingus Moves. Don’t forget Tijuana Moods and The Clown [’Haitian Fight Song’ and ‘Reincarnation Of A Lovebird” are two of my personal favorites). PS: I don’t know what you guys did to Darth, but he is now polluting Exy’s Bootleg site as he once (and likely will again) here. Lastly, if you can find a copy, read Charles’ “Beneath The Underdog” for a truly amazing literary experience.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jun 17, 2015

  16. For those new to the music of Charles Mingus, try finding the 2000 release “Passions of a Man: The Complete Atlantic Recordings (1956-1961) with 6 CDs of some of the finest jazz compositions and playing ever recorded IMHO.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on Jun 17, 2015

  17. Lastly, if you can find a copy, read Charles’ “Beneath The Underdog” for a truly amazing literary experience.

    good call its mandatory!

    By sluggo on Jun 17, 2015

  18. “Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog” is a very thorough and thoughtful documentary, produced by Sue, and includes many of the musicians that played with him, sharing anecdotes.

    By Happy Camper on Jun 17, 2015

  19. Oh, thanks for this! Great stuff

    By Maria on Jun 17, 2015

  20. “Mingus at Antibes” is my favorite - although I concede there are plenty of great ones to choose from!

    By MrBill on Jun 17, 2015

  21. Thank you BIGO !
    ‘Ask and it will be given to you’.
    I asked, BIGO gave.

    By jack bond on Jun 18, 2015

  22. More Mingus? An embarrassment of live Mingus riches can be found at Supermegs. And fortunately, a large percentage is radio & TV broadcasts. Listened to a 3/5/77 NY Village Gate show last night, excellent aud. tape and a total houserocker!

    By Happy Camper on Jun 19, 2015

  23. you mean sugarmegs you numbskull.

    By glen darth on Jun 19, 2015

  24. glen darth, why don’t you have yourself a good long shit? Sounds like your waste matter is backing up enough to soil your brain.
    Gee, I misspelled. Lord forgive me.

    By Happy Camper on Jun 19, 2015

  25. you don`t sound so happy now but you are always telling everyone else to have peace and love you hypocrite dickwad.

    By glen darth on Jun 19, 2015

  26. hey bigo, thanks! this is avant. i like that.

    a few weeks ago i picked up a copy of mingus-meditation on cd for $1.09 at bargain hunt. it’s another show with dolphy from paris 1964. it’s not one you’ve offered so i bought it, even though it’s not in the best shape. it plays fine, though.


    By Ed Saad on Jun 19, 2015

  27. Ed, to someone who considers trad jazz or swing to be mainstream, Mingus may be considered avant garde jazz. In truth, however, he is adventurous, but solidly mainstream, if sometimes modal, jazz. He cut his chops in the great bebop groups of the ’40s and ’50s, playing with fellow virtuosos like Yardbird, Gillespie, Roach, Powell, and Rollins. In the ’60s, he played with Eric Dolphy, Dannie Richmond, Clifford Jordan, and other modernists, but his music maintained meter, melody, and mostly standard harmonics, unlike the avant garde greats like Ornette Coleman, Albert Ayler, Sun Ra, John and Alice Coletrane, Jimmy Giuffre, Cecil Taylor, or Paul Bley. By the ’70s, Mingus’ health and virtuosity was in serious decline, but he still put out great music with adventurous and creative bands.

    By Lightning Popkins on Jun 21, 2015

  28. Coltrane. Sorry.

    By Lightning Popkins on Jun 21, 2015

  29. I was fortunate enough to catch this band live around this time. Was the only time I caught Mingus live and it was a memorable show; This was one of the best groups he ever fronted. Thanks Big O.

    By treborij on Jun 22, 2015

  30. Mingus hardly ever made a bad record (I don’t care for the ‘62 Town Hall Concert, but it’s been a long while and my be due a revisiting), but these are some of my favorites:

    The Jazz Experiments of Charlie Mingus
    –’54 recordings show a strong Ellington influence

    Pithecanthropus Erectus
    –Mingus deserves more credit for pioneering avant-garde jazz; who else in ‘56 sounded like this??

    Tijuana Moods
    –Mingus took a trip to Tijuana to help forget his ex, and came home with this fantastic souvenir

    Blues & Roots
    –Where the Erteguns presumably asked, “Could you give us some gospel soul to sell to the public?” and Mingus replied, “You mean like this, motherfuckers?”

    Mingus Ah Um
    –Possibly the definitive Mingus album

    At Antibes ‘60
    –An exciting live set w/ Eric Dolphy and Bud Powell

    Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus
    –New versions of some signature compositions for Impulse! in ‘64; maybe this is the definitive Mingus album

    Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65
    –His ‘64 concerts are extensively documented; get any and all you can find, especially if you like Eric Dolphy. This Mosaic box set happens to hold residence on my iPod.

    Let My Children Hear Music
    –His early ’70s ideas on a kind of modern classical music

    Changes One
    –A studio date by the band featured in this post. There is a Changes Two, as well, but for some reason I’ve never been motivated to go get it. I like Changes One fine, and it’s enough.

    Cumbia & Jazz Fusion
    –Not a fusion record in the jazz-rock sense; Mingus probably was thinking about more of a fusion of jazz/classical/Latin musics. He went out on a high note.

    By frightwig on Jun 22, 2015

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