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East Coasting (Remastered 2013)

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Download links and information about East Coasting (Remastered 2013) by Charles Mingus. This album was released in 1957 and it belongs to Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Rock genres. It contains 6 tracks with total duration of 39:00 minutes.

Artist: Charles Mingus
Release date: 1957
Genre: Jazz, Vocal Jazz, Rock
Tracks: 6
Duration: 39:00
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Tracks

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No. Title Length
1. Memories of You 4:25
2. East Coasting 5:10
3. West Coast Ghost 10:25
4. Celia 7:50
5. Conversation 5:26
6. Fifty-First Street Blues 5:44

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Charlie Mingus’ East Coasting was recorded in 1957, the same year he laid down the classic Tijuana Moods (which wasn’t released until 1962). This lesser-known album features an excellent band that includes Mingus regulars—trumpeter Clarence Shaw, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, saxophonist Shafi Hadi, drummer Dannie Richmond—and pianist Bill Evans. The only non-original piece is the opener, Eubie Blake and Andy Razaf’s “Memories of You,” which has a fine arrangement and warm, buttery trombone from Knepper. The title track sports a fine head and swings in muscular Mingus fashion. On the bluesy “West Coast Ghost,” Evans and the horn players toss phrases back and forth with great aplomb. “Fifty-First Street Blues” opens with the rhythm section fashioning a strong foundation, before the horns—by turns smooth and stuttering—enter. Hadi steps forward and makes a compelling statement on tenor sax before Shaw lightens the mood with his trumpet. Richmond takes out brushes and a bell for the atmospheric “Celia,” which features Shaw’s muted trumpet and Evan’s intriguing piano. An underappreciated gem.