Charles Mingus – “Peggy’s Blue Skylight” from Tonight at Noon (1964)
Originally recorded at the 1961 Oh Yeah! sessions, “Peggy’s Blue Skylight” features Mingus in a rare appearance on piano. I think it’s one of his best mellow bopish compositions (see also: “Reincarnation of a Lovebird”). Check Rahsaan Roland Kirk’s weird tone throughout: he starts on manzello, a modified straight alto saxophone, and switches to tenor after Mingus’s piano solo. The rest of the lineup:
Booker Ervin: tenor saxophone
Jimmy Knepper: trombone
Doug Watkins: bass
Dannie Richmond: drums
In other news: last night, I heard two CCR albums back to back on the bar jukebox. The blog gods may be cursing me. I like Creedence! I swear I do!
Posted by Glenn