Charles Mingus – Let My Children Hear Music


One of Charles Mingus’ most ambitious efforts and among the finest albums from the last stage of his career, this 1972 recording features extended compositions for jazz orchestra. Let My Children Hear Music songs It’s serious, sophisticated, modernist music that still swings hard. Soloists include Charles McPherson, James Moody, and Sir Roland Hanna, with arrangements and orchestrations beautifully handled by Sy Johnson. Mingus called this his personal favorite among all his recordings.

Personnel includes: Charles Mingus (acoustic bass); Sy Johnson, Alan Raph, Teo Macero (conductor); Charles McPherson (alto saxophone); James Moody, Bobby Jones (tenor saxophone); Snooky Young, Lonnie Hillyer, Joe Wilder (trumpet); Julius Watkins (French horn); Charles McCraken (cello); Sir Roland Hanna (piano).


01. The Shoes Of The Fisherman`s Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers
02. Adagio Ma Non Troppo
03. Don’t Be Afraid, The Clown’s Afraid Too
04. Taurus In The Arena Of Life
05. Hobo Ho
06. The Chill Of Death
07. The I Of Hurricane Sue

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4 Responses to “Charles Mingus – Let My Children Hear Music”

  1. Jhenley says:

    Awesome cover, and tunes to match

  2. JohnH says:

    Cheers Rap. Thought you should know that your mediafire account has been suspended on this. The Lee Morgan and Parliament links are still up. Rapidshare is working too. Hope all is well, and thanks again for the great blog.

  3. VSOP says:

    great post.great site, thanks for all the shades of music within

  4. Kurt says:

    Wasn’t aware of this one, thanks

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