This LP features the Charles Mingus Quintet during their European tour in 1964. Bassist Mingus, Eric Dolphy (on alto, bass clarinet, and flute), tenor man Clifford Jordan, pianist Jaki Byard, and drummer Dannie Richmond stretch out on a 37-minute version of "Fables of Faubus" while the briefer "Starting" is a rare Mingus-Dolphy duet. Although this music could be called avant-garde, there is nothing random about the notes picked or the many emotions expressed.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow