Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Charles Mingus - Epitaph (1990)



Conductor: Gunther Schuller
Trombones: Eddie Bert, Sam Burtis, Paul Faulise, Urbie Green, David Taylor, Britt Woodman; Don Butterfield (tuba)
Trumpets: Randy Brecker, Wynton Marsalis, Lew Soloff, Jack Walrath, Joe Wilder, Snooky Young
Reeds: John Handy, Jerome Richardson, Bobby Watson (alto); Geroge Adams, Phil Bodner (tenor); Roger Rosenbeg, Gary Smuluyan (bari); Michael Rabinowitz (bassoon saxophone); Dale Kleps (contrabass clarinet)
Rhythm: Sir Roland Hanna, John Hicks (piano); Reggie Johnson, Edwin Schuller (bass); Victor Lewis (drums), Karl Berger (vibes), John Abercrombie (guitar), Danile Druckman (percussion)

1. Main Score Part 1
2. Percussion Discussion
3. Main Score Part 2
4. Started Melody
5. Better Get It In Your Soul
6. The Soul
7. Moods In Mambo
8. Self Portrait/Chill Of Death
9. O.P. (Oscar Pettiford)
10. Please Don't Come Back From The Moon
11. Monk, Bunk & Vice Versa (Osmotin')
12. Peggy's Blue Skylight
13. Wolverine Blues
14. The Children's Hour Of Dream
15. Ballad (In Other Words, I Am Three)
16. Freedom
17. Interlude (The Underdog Rising)
18. Noon Night
19. Main Score Reprise

"Epitaph is considered by many to be the masterwork of Charles Mingus. It is a composition which is more than 4,000 measures long, requires two hours to perform and was only completely discovered during the cataloguing process after his death by musicologist Andrew Homzy. With the help of a grant from the Ford Foundation, the score and instrumental parts were copied, and the piece itself was premiered by a 30-piece orchestra, conducted by Gunther Schuller. This concert was produced by Mingus's widow, Sue Graham Mingus, at Alice Tully Hall on June 3, 1989, ten years after his death. Epitaph is one of the longest jazz pieces ever written."

9 comments:

six-by-six said...

Epitaph - 122MB

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Anonymous said...

Link is down

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Anonymous said...

OH NO!
It's not here...

six-by-six said...

N E W : Epitaph

rafastarix into: said...

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Anonymous said...

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I've been looking for this for ages now!!

VALIS666 said...

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