15 dic. 2008


Mingus. East Coasting

Here's a mid-fifties set with Bill Evans (before Evans was with Miles) Danny Richmond, and various horn players, rescued from the Bethlehem archive. With Mingus you always know the compositions will be there, and the rhythm section will be strong, with Richmond and Mingus together. The one standard here, Memories of You, is excellent in both its takes. I also recommend the title cut.