Charles Mingus: Remember Rockefeller at Attica


Remember Rockefeller at Attica



Changes One (Atlantic/Rhino: R2 71403)

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Charles Mingus (bass), George Adams (tenor sax), Don Pullen (piano), Dannie Richmond (drums).

Composed by Charles Mingus


Recorded: New York City, NY. December 28, 1974


Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

The sentiment evoked in the title of this work is far removed from the vibe of the music. Mingus stated that the moniker was attached later and the original title was "Just For Laughs, Saps" The piece is unique in the unconventional use of a 51-measure form with the final bar of each chorus to be played only by the piano. Throughout the work Mingus sprinkles his usual rhythmic variation and the ensemble rushes in with the enthusiasm one expects from the master's aggregations. Great solos from Adams, Pullen and the composer take us to a final reading of the head and that marvelous lone piano chord to conclude!

Reviewer: Frank Murphy

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