May 6, 2011 – 3:31 am

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Buenos Aires 1977 [no label, 1CD]

Live in Buenos Aires, Argentina; June 3, 1977. Very good soundboard.

Thanks to the person who shared this show on the net in 2007. The notes included the following: “A fine soundboard recording from just before his [Mingus] death in 1979. After this tour he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s Disease and never toured again. This was from another tracker initially so all the credit goes to original seeder bgreen.”

Thanks also to Jamie Lochhead for the artwork.

Click on the highlighted tracks to download the MP3s (these are high quality MP3s - sample rate of 224 kbps). As far as we can ascertain, these tracks have never been officially released on CD.

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Track 01. Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love 9:48 (15.7MB)
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Track 02. Noddin’ Ya Head Blues 12:06 (20.3MB)
Track 03. Three or Four Shades of Blues 11:15 (18.9MB)
Track 04. For Harry Carney 13:34 (22.8MB)

Charles Mingus - bass
Ricky Ford - tenor saxophone
Jack Walrath - trumpet
Robert Neloms - piano
Dannie Richmond - drums

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  1. 11 Responses to “MINGUS - BUENOS AIRES 1977”

  2. hey bigo, you keep on making me happy!!! thanks!!! will get. it’s been awhile on mingus. two years, to be exact. the last one was belgrade mp2. i have it.

    i have a question about beck. i got all three covers albums he did. was there another one after inxs-kick? i’m not really an inxs fan, but, i liked his version of it.

    i really like jamaica world festival and winter/waters. do you have any complete bob marley and stevie ray vaughan shows you can post later?


    By Ed Saad on May 6, 2011

  3. Thanks, BigO! Charles Mingus was a MONSTER who died too young. Mercurial? Yes. Accessible? Totally. A furious talent who drove those around him to heights they didn’t know they could reach. WOW! Thankyou. Thankyou. Ah. Um. Thankyou!

    By Walter on May 6, 2011

  4. thanks for uploading more jazz. keep it comin’ if y’ got it.

    By Scott Brookman on May 6, 2011

  5. Great posting. Charles once told a jazz bassist friend of mine that there were only three great American composers: Miles, Duke and Mingus. I totally agree. If you like this set, search out the “Changes-One/Two” sets from late 1974 and the epic “Mingus Moves” from 1973 featuring most of these same musicians.

    By Johnny Kinkdom on May 6, 2011

  6. Smokin’ set from Mingus here, BigO. Thanks so much. Just delicious sound quality and these guys were on top of the game to boot. Keep up the good work.

    By Mike on May 12, 2011

  7. I love this version of Mingus’ groups. Thank you very much!!!

    By AGMosk on May 26, 2011

  8. ? for Mingus aficionados: I’m admittedly ignorant of Mingus, except for “Philanthropus…” and the Hal Willner “Weird Nightmare” tribute, both of which I’m apeshit over. As (I think) these represent more of his later output that I’m familiar with, where do I start with Mingus recordings from that orientation?
    Thanks for recommendations!

    By Happy Camper on Mar 14, 2015

  9. Mingus, what a powerhouse. I was fortunate to see Mingus and band twice in Toronto. Great sets. A couple of these tracks come from the Three of Four Shades of Blue LP with the late Larry Coryell and Philip Catherine on guitar. Check it out. Thank you Big O.

    By Bill R H on Mar 23, 2017

  10. Bill RH, ya BASTID! –which is another way of saying I’m totally jealous. “Let My Children Hear Music”, another one of Charles’ “modest” album titles, is a superb late-period Mingus album.

    By Happy Camper on Mar 24, 2017

  11. Now this is real Jazz , Mingus is a great true Jazz legend, unlike that overrated hack John McLaughlin

    By Smashmouth on Mar 24, 2017

  12. Hello, Smash, great to see you nver fail to be right on the spot … MORON !!!

    By SmashMoron on Mar 26, 2017

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