Charles Mingus – Changes Two (1975/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 43:05 minutes | 1,58 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 43:05 minutes | 917 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover
Innovative jazz composer and bassist Charles Mingus’ 1975 release, “Changes Two” is a refreshing blend of free jazz, bebop and gospel stylings. Mingus’ trademark horn arrangements and stunning melodies are highlighted through this diverse, intriguing and complex repertoire. Included on the album is the cinematic remake of his classic “Orange was the Color of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk,” a vocal rendition of “Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love” featuring Jackie Paris and the colorful “Free Cell Block F, ‘Tis Nazi U.S.A.” This mind-blowing hi-res download is the only way to experience one of jazz’s most legendary players.
Along with its companion volume Changes One, this is one of the great sessions from one of the best working bands of the 1970s. Starting with the spirited “Free Cell Block F, ‘Tis Nazi U.S.A,” this volume also includes the vocal version of “Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love” with guest singer (and acquired taste) Jackie Paris, a remake of the classic Mingus composition “Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Silk Blue,” Jack Walrath’s “Black Bats and Poles,” and Sy Johnson’s “For Harry Carney.” The challenging repertoire from these December 1974 dates sustained the Jazz Workshop for several years; these are the definitive performances.
01 – Free Cell Block F, ‘Tis Nazi U.S.A.
02 – Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Silk Blue
03 – Black Bats And Poles
04 – Duke Ellington’s Sound Of Love (for Changes Two)
05 – For Harry Carney
Produced by İlhan Mimaroğlu. Engineered by Gene Paul.
Recorded on December 27,28 & 30, 1974 at Atlantic Studios, NYC.
Charles Mingus – bass
Jack Walrath – trumpet
George Adams – tenor saxophone
Don Pullen – piano
Dannie Richmond – drums
Marcus Belgrave – trumpet on “4”
Jackie Paris – vocals on “4”