Charles Mingus – The Lost Album From Ronnie Scott’s (3LP)


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The Lost Album From Ronnie Scott’s (3LP)


Mastered at 33 1/3 by Bernie Grundman and pressed by RTI

Includes a 16-pg insert with rare photos; an essay by jazz historian Brian Priestly; Interviews with writer Fran Lebowitz, saxophonist Charles McPherson, bassists Christian McBride, Eddie Gomez, an archival interview with Mingus and McPherson from 1972, and more!

Resonance Records, the top U.S. independent label for previously unreleased jazz treasures, will issue The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s, a volcanic, never-before-heard 1972 club performance by bassist-composer Charles Mingus’ powerful sextet, as a three-LP Record Store Day offering on April 23 (one day after what would have been Mingus’ 100th birthday).

The Lost Album features nine performances captured during the two-night engagement; some of them – the then-new compositions “Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Silk Blues” and “Mind-readers’ Convention in Milano” and the war horse “Fables of Faubus” – are epics that range around the half-hour mark. In its entirety, the set bears comparison to Mingus’ storied concerts at Monterey, Carnegie Hall, and Antibes.

The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s is a never-before-released live recording of jazz icon Charles Mingus from Ronnie Scott’s jazz club in London captured in August 1972. Featuring a stellar band with alto saxophonist Charles McPherson, tenor saxophonist Bobby Jones, trumpeter Jon Faddis, pianist John Foster and drummer Roy Brooks. This 3 LP set is mastered by acclaimed sound engineer Bernie Grundman and pressed on 180-gram vinyl by RTI. Includes an extensive insert with rare photos from Jan Persson, Christian Rose, Jean-Pierre Leloir, Hans Harzheim, among others. Plus, an essay by British jazz author Brian Priestley who saw the band during this run and conducted an interview with Mingus and McPherson at the time. New interviews with Charles McPherson, Mingus’ friend and author Fran Lebowitz, and bass icons Eddie Gomez and Christian McBride are also included. Limited Edition.


Side A: 
A1 Introduction 1:01
A2 Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Silk Blues (Part 1) 25:18

Side B:
B1 Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Silk Blues (Part 2) 5:26
B2 Noddin’ Ya Head Blues 19:52

Side C:
C1 Mind-Readers’ Convention in Milano (aka Number 29) 29:57
C2 Ko Ko (Theme) 0:45

Side D:
D1 Fables of Faubus (Part 1) 21:52

Side E:
E1 Fables of Faubus (Part 2) 13:10
E2 Pops (aka When the Saints Go Marching In) 7:17

Side F:
F1 The Man Who Never Sleeps 18:51
F2 Air Mail Special 2:02

Additional Information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 38.2 × 32.5 × 3 cm




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