The Charles Mingus Groups


Debut Rarities, Vol. 3

  • Release Date: 20 Jul 1993
  • OJCCD-1821-2

Here are 13 little gems from the treasure trove that is Charles Mingus--The Complete Debut Recordings. Recorded in 1957, a vintage year for the explosively brilliant bassist-composer (1922-79), these relatively short performances of standards and originals (none longer than five and a half minutes) are long on sparkling solos. There is the underrated tenor saxophonist Shafi Hadi (who also contributed the three originals), the ripsaw baritonist Pepper Adams, and, best of all, Clarence… MORE