Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert

Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert is a live album by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus recorded at the Philharmonic Hall of the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in 1972 and released on the Columbia label.[1] The CD release added five previously unreleased performances from the concert, but did not include the opening track, Fats Waller's "Honeysuckle Rose", present in the LP version and on former Japanese CD editions.

Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert
Live album by
RecordedFebruary 4, 1972
VenuePhilharmonic Hall in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City
ProducerTeo Macero
Charles Mingus chronology
Let My Children Hear Music
Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert
Mingus Moves

Critical reception

The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album three stars, stating that "most of the music is overly loose but the overcrowded 'E's Flat, Ah's Flat Too' and particularly the 'Little Royal Suite' are memorable."[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]

Track listing

All compositions by Charles Mingus, except as indicated

  1. Introduction – 1:06 Bonus track on CD
  2. "Jump Monk" – Mingus 7:27
  3. "E.S.P." – 9:24
  4. "Ecclusiastics" – 9:31
  5. "Eclipse" – 4:02
  6. "Us Is Two" – 10:12
  7. "Taurus in the Arena of Life" – 4:53 Bonus track on CD
  8. "Mingus Blues" – 5:32
  9. Introduction to Little Royal Suite – 0:13
  10. "Little Royal Suite" – 20:20
  11. Introduction to Strollin' – 0:50 Bonus track on CD
  12. "Strollin'" (Honi Gordon, Mingus) – 10:13 Bonus track on CD
  13. "The I of Hurricane Sue" – 11:11 Bonus track on CD
  14. "E's Flat, Ah's Flat Too" – 17:07
  15. "Ool-Ya-Koo" (Curtis Fuller, Dizzy Gillespie) – 3:53
  16. "Portrait" – 3:58 Bonus track on CD
  17. "Don't Be Afraid, the Clown's Afraid Too" – 10:36 Bonus track on CD



  1. Charles Mingus discography accessed June 10, 2011.
  2. Yanow, Scott, Allmusic Review, accessed June 10, 2011.
  3. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 141. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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