Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Charles Mingus Sextet Featuring Eric Dolphy - Fables of Faubus

By 1964 this piece inspired by Arkansas governor Orval Faubus's reaction to the desegregation of Little Rock schools was several years old. But the civil rights struggle continued, and so did the Mingus band's evolving take on the song. Recorded live at Cornell University, this version stretches out for a half hour.

1 comment:

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