Jazz Icons: Charles Mingus showcases three exceptional concerts performed in April 1964 featuring his most celebrated lineup-Jaki Byard (piano), Dannie Richmond (drums), Johnny Coles (trumpet), Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) and the great Eric Dolphy (alto sax, flute and bass clarinet).
Recorded within an eight-day span, less than three months before Dolphy's death, the three concerts showcase Mingus's visionary leadership and the band's incredible depth and diversity with unique performances and arrangements of classics including “So Long Eric” and the groundbreaking “Meditations on Integration.”
“The release of JAZZ ICONS is like the unearthing of a musical time capsule – an audio-visual treasure trove of the music that changed the world. From an educational standpoint this series is a gift to our culture.” --Quincy Jones
Features: 24-page booklet; liner notes by Rob Bowman; foreword by Andrew Homzy; afterword by Sue Mingus; cover photo by Guy Le Querrec; booklet photos by Lee Tanner, Jan Persson, Riccardo Schwamenthal; memorabilia collage; and more.