Charles Mingus – Jazz Portraits: Mingus in Wonderland 1959 (1994)


Title: Jazz Portraits: Mingus in Wonderland
Year Of Release: 1959 (1994)
Label: United Artists Records/Blue Note
Genre: Jazz
Quality: FLAC (tracks)
Total Time: 0:44:13
Total Size: 283 Mb


1. Nostalgia In Times Square 12:18
2. I Can't Get Started 10:08
3. No Private Income Blues 12:51
4. Alice's Wonderland 08:54

Alto Saxophone – John Handy
Bass – Charles Mingus
Drums – Dannie Richmond
Piano – Richard Wyands
Tenor Saxophone – Booker Ervin

This CD, a straight reissue of Wonderland, finds bassist/leader Charles Mingus really pushing altoist John Handy and tenor-saxophonist Booker Ervin on four lengthy selections, highlighted by "Nostalgia in Times Square" and "No Private Income Blues." The music is advanced bop that looks toward the upcoming innovations of the avant-garde and is frequently quite exciting.