Saturday, September 09, 2006

Mingus,Mingus,Mingus

Well it has been a while since I have written. Funny how quickly time gets away from you. I haven't been doing alot of GD listening lately but I have found a couple of great Charles Mingus discs that have been on my playlist for the last couple of weeks.
Both sets come from 1964. The first one is Charles Mingus: Townhall Concert and features the great Eric Dolphy. The concert was recorded just weeks before Dolphy's untimely death and was released as a type of tribute to Dolphy by Mingus. The second disc is again Charles Mingus: Right Now Live at the Jazz Workshop and is a recording made without Dolphy later in the same year. Both recordings feature ferocious instumental improvising so its not a great distance from some of my favourite GD stuff.

I am I must admit keen to listen to lots of new stuff at the moment but as always I will be touching base with the GD on a regular basis. It seems that that is the way it has always been.

On another matter I have got tickets to Sydney F.C. v Newcastle Jets next week so I will try and blog something about this as well. At the moment Sydney F.C. have had one win and one loss in the competition proper. The loss was last week and was a bitter 3-2 scoreline against our enemies Melbourne Victory.
Until next time then,