Charles Mingus – Jazz Portraits: Mingus in Wonderland (Full Album)

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Jazz Portraits  is a live album by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus recorded in 1959 and released on the United Artists label. The original release was titled Jazz Portraits and a subsequent edition titled Wonderland.

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4 stars, calling the music “advanced bop that looks toward the upcoming innovations of the avant-garde and is frequently quite exciting”.

Track listing:
All compositions by Charles Mingus except as indicated

“Nostalgia in Times Square” – 12:18
“I Can’t Get Started” (Vernon Duke, Ira Gershwin) – 10:08
“No Private Income Blues” – 12:51
“Alice’s Wonderland” – 8:54

Recorded at the Nonagon Art Gallery in New York City on January 16, 1959

Charles Mingus – bass
John Handy – alto saxophone
Booker Ervin – tenor saxophone (tracks 1, 3 & 4)
Richard Wyands – piano
Dannie Richmond – drums


Released: 1959
Recorded: January 16, 1959
Length: 44:11
Label: United Artists
Producer: Alan Douglas