Charles Mingus – Newport Rebels (Full Album)

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Newport Rebels is an album by various artists released under the Jazz Artists Guild led by bassist Charles Mingus and drummer Max Roach, recorded in November 1960 and released on the Candid label.

“In 1960 bassist Charles Mingus helped to organize an alternative Newport Jazz Festival in protest of Newport’s conservative and increasingly commercial booking policy. The music on this LP (which has been reissued on CD) features some of the musicians who participated in Mingus’s worthy if short-lived venture. Trumpeter Roy Eldridge performs three numbers with pianist Tommy Flanagan, Mingus and drummer Jo Jones; of greatest interest is “Mysterious Blues” for it adds trombonist Jimmy Knepper and the unique altoist Eric Dolphy successfully to the group. The other selections match up drummers Max Roach and Jo Jones with Roach’s quintet (featuring trumpeter Booker Little) on “Cliff Walk” and feature singer Abbey Lincoln on “Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do.” – Scott Yanow/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Mysterious Blues” (Charles Mingus) – 8:35
“Cliff Walk” (Booker Little) – 9:37
“Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams” (Harry Barris) – 3:47
“Tain’t Nobody’s Bizness If I Do” (Everett Robbins, Porter Grainger) – 7:11
“Me and You” (Charles Mingus, Jo Jones, Roy Eldridge, Tommy Flanagan) – 9:46

Roy Eldridge (tracks 1, 3 & 5), Booker Little (track 2), Benny Bailey (track 4) – trumpet
Jimmy Knepper (track 1), Julian Priester (track 2) – trombone
Eric Dolphy – alto saxophone (tracks 1 & 4)
Walter Benton – tenor saxophone (track 2)
Tommy Flanagan (tracks 1, 3 & 5), Kenny Dorham (track 4) – piano
Charles Mingus (tracks 1, 3 & 5), Peck Morrison (tracks 2 & 4) – bass
Jo Jones, Max Roach (track 2) – drums
Abbey Lincoln – vocals (track 4)


Released: 1961
Recorded: November 1 & 11, 1960 at Nola Penthouse Studios in NYC
Length: 39:34
Label: Candid CJM-8022/CJS-9022