charles mingus & bill evans East Coasting (CD, £8.75)
The Poll Winners series: classic albums reviewed in the legendary Downbeat magazine. Originally awarded 4 stars by Downbeat Mag. The complete original album featuring an all-star group with Jimmy Knepper, Bill Evans, Clarence Shaw and Curtis Porter, plus all existing alternate takes from the date. As a bonus, Mingus’ superb ‘Revelations’, recorded a couple of months earlier - the only other collaboration that Mingus and Evans ever made. Also included are two long standards from the October 1957 session by Mingus’ Jazz Workshop. Includes 16-page booklet with rare photos and the original as well as updated liner notes.
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