An odd release of material from Charles Mingus
' 1960 performance at Antibes – slightly different from the Atlantic Records issue of the performance. The album's a great extrapolation of the sound that Mingus
had forged on sessions for Columbia, Atlantic, and Candid – the latter label especially, as the tunes here are all quite long, and really put a lot of emphasis on the solo voices of the players in the group. Given that those players include Ted Curson on trumpet, Booker Ervin on tenor, and Eric Dolphy
on alto sax, the sound here is proud and loud throughout – with
plenty of fire from all three horns! Titles include "Better Git It In Your Soul", "Folk Forms No 2", and "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting".
(Spanish pressing. Cover is bent at the bottom right corner.)