The Complete 1962 Town Hall Concert

Format: CD
Release Date: 4/24/2020
Label: Greyscale
Availability: In Stock

The Complete Town Hall Concert is a live album by American bassist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus recorded at The Town Hall in New York City and first released on the United Artists label in 1962 as Town Hall Concert. The album was re-released with additional tracks on the Blue Note label in 1994 as The Complete Town Hall Concert. The concert was originally conceived as a "live workshop" of newly composed music which would be recorded for release by United Artists but rescheduling, lack of rehearsal time, poor sound and interruptions led to the event and subsequent album being considered a disaster.[3] Much of the music intended for the concert/recording was finally realized by conductor Gunther Schuller in a concert in 1989 as Epitaph.

1. Freedom, Pt. 1
2. Freedom, Pt. 2 (AKA Clark in the Dark)
3. Osmotin'
4. Epitaph, Pt. 1
5. Peggy's Blue Skylight
6. Epitaph, Pt. 2
7. My Search
8. Portrait
9. Duke's Choice (AKA Don't Come Back)
10. In a Mellowtone (AKA Finale)
11. Epitaph, Pt. 1 (Alt. Take)
Album Details
Disc Count: 1
Total Length: 00:00
UPC: 5056083202867