The Charles Mingus Quintet


The Charles Mingus Quintet Plus Max Roach

  • Release Date: 17 Apr 1990
  • OJCCD-440-2

The small band preserved in this recording constituted both a summing up of Charles Mingus’s musical development to late 1955 and a preview of his astounding creative energy to come. The experiments with atmospherics (“A Foggy Day”), dynamics (“Lady Bird), and harmonies (“Love Chant”) were all to be expanded in the incredible Mingus bands of the later 1950s and early Sixties. But the early version of “Haitian Fight Song” stands on its own merits… MORE