Charles Mingus: All the Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother
All the Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother
Charles Mingus (bass)
Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus (Candid CD 9005)
Composed by Charles Mingus.
Recorded: New York, October 20, 1960
Rating: 100/100 (learn more)
"All of us who stay sane," reflected Charles Mingus after seeking treatment at Bellevue and being locked up for his na´vetÚ, "stay inside our own cages all the time." Mingus spent years in analysis and even had his psychotherapist write liner notes for The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady discussing client C.M.'s "recurrent themes of loneliness, separateness and tearful depression." Here, Mingus's 1960 quartet with the brilliant Ted Curson and ever-astonishing Eric Dolphy deconstructs a series of Chinese boxes devised by the leader to challenge musicians and listeners alike. Mingus could no more be caged than King Kong.
Reviewer: Alan Kurtz
Tags: alto sax