Charles Mingus

Mingus at Monterey

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One of the high points of Charles Mingus' career was his appearance at the 1964 Monterey Jazz Festival. This double LP contains the entire set: a lengthy Duke Ellington medley, "Orange Was the Color of Her Dress," and a stunning version of "Meditations on Integration" as performed by a 12-piece group featuring such players as altoist Charles McPherson, John Handy (on tenor), trumpeter Lonnie Hillyer, and pianist Jaki Byard. This music showcases the bassist/composer/bandleader at the peak of his powers.

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