Live at the Theatre Boulogne-Billancourt/Paris, Vol. 2

Live at the Theatre Boulogne-Billancourt/Paris, Vol. 2 is an album by Mingus Dynasty, billed as Big Band Charlie Mingus.

Live at the Theatre Boulogne-Billancourt/Paris, Vol. 2
Live album by
RecordedJune 8, 1988
VenueTheatre Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, France
GenreJazz
LabelSoul Note

Recording and musicEdit

Live at the Theatre Boulogne-Billancourt/Paris, Vol. 2 was recorded on June 8, 1988.[1] The band was billed as Big Band Charlie Mingus, a larger version of Mingus Dynasty, which plays the music of Charles Mingus.[2] The performances were conducted by Jimmy Knepper.[3]

The central piece is "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady", that uses "Ellingtonian gestures: plunger mutes (including quotes from 'It Don't Mean a Thing, If It Ain't Got That Swing'); a wah-wah trombone and drums (Billy Hart) duet; a slow fugue section similar to Ellington's in 'A Tone Parallel to Harlem'; and a solo piano interlude (Jaki Byard).[1]

ReleasesEdit

The album was released by Soul Note.[3] It was later included, with Live at the Theatre Boulogne-Billancourt/Paris, Vol. 1 and other albums, in the CAM Jazz 4-CD compilation Mingus Dynasty Big Band Charlie Mingus.[1]

Track listingEdit

  1. "Boogie Stop Shuffle"
  2. "My Jelly Roll Soul"
  3. "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady"
  4. "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat"

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c George Kanzler (March 2016) "Boxed Set". The New York City Jazz Record. p. 36.
  2. ^ Kremsky, Stuart "Mingus Dynasty – Live at the Theatre Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris, Vol. 2". AllMusic.
  3. ^ a b Emenari, L.A., III (March 24, 1994) "Inside... Entertainment – Some Serious Sounds". Hyde Park Citizen. p. 10.