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New - Mingus, Charlie - East Coasting - LP

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East Coasting is a lesser-known gem in the Charles Mingus catalog recorded in New York City in August of 1957 and released on the Bethlehem label in December of the same year. It finds the bassist/leader supported by Bill Evans (piano), Clarence Shaw (trumpet), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Shafi Hadi (alto & tenor saxophone), and Dannie Richmond (drums). Mingus is usually known for his wild, soulful and avant-garde compositions. East Coasting is mellow by comparison, but it still cooks on a musical level. The Mingus touches are there; the trombone, drummer Dannie Richmond and of course the dark emotional undercurrent looms large, too. Remastered 96 kHz/24 bit audio pressed on 180 gram vinyl LP at Precision Record Pressing in Canada.