Mingus at Monterey

Mingus at Monterey is a live album by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus recorded in 1964 at the Monterey Jazz Festival and originally released on Mingus's short-lived mail-order Jazz Workshop label but subsequently released on other labels.[1]

Mingus at Monterey
Live album by
RecordedSeptember 20, 1964
LabelJazz Workshop JWS 001/002
Charles Mingus chronology
Right Now: Live at the Jazz Workshop
Mingus at Monterey
My Favorite Quintet
Alternate Cover


The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow awarded the album 4½ stars stating "One of the highpoints of Charles Mingus's career was his appearance at the 1964 Monterey Jazz Festival... it showcases the bassist/composer/bandleader at the peak of his powers".[2]

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

Track listing

All compositions by Charles Mingus except as indicated
  1. "Duke Ellington Medley: I've Got It Bad" (Duke Ellington) - 4:14
  2. "Duke Ellington Medley: In a Sentimental Mood" (Ellington) - 1:46
  3. "Duke Ellington Medley: All Too Soon" (Ellington) - 1:53
  4. "Duke Ellington Medley: Mood Indigo" (Ellington) - 0:59
  5. "Duke Ellington Medley: Sophisticated Lady" (Ellington) - 1:46
  6. "Duke Ellington Medley: A Train" (Billy Strayhorn) - 13:54
  7. "Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk" - 13:04
  8. "Meditations on Integration" - 22:48
  • Recorded at the Monterey Jazz Festival in California on September 20, 1964



  1. Charles Mingus discography accessed June 8, 2011
  2. Yanow, S. Allmusic Review accessed June 9, 2011
  3. Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 140. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
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