Artist: Charles Mingus | Album: Pithecanthropus Erectus | Released: 1985 | Label: Accord | Catalog #: 139216 | Genre: Jazz
This was recorded on October 31st 1970 in a single, sleepless night, the fleeting space of a session that took place almost undetected, and in a sort of urgent calm. The scene was a deserted Decca studio on the rue Beaujon, a stone's throw from the Champs-Elysees. From both a historical and a musical standpoint, this unexpected session it was anything but premeditated undeniably stands apart in the bassist's work; originally released as two records (Pithycanthropus Erectus and Blue Bird), and here reissued for the first time in its entire, intimate dramaturgy, the recordings constitute precious and moving testimony to one of the least-documented periods of his exceptional career.
01. Pithycanthropus Erectus 16:35
02. Peggy's Blues Skylight 12:43
03. Reincarnation Of Love Bird 13:00
04. Blue Bird 17:55