Title Date Place Personnel Tunes Releases Notes
Charles Mingus Sextet 17/18 April 1964 (midnight) Salle Wagram, Paris Johnny Coles (tpt, on So Long Eric only); Eric Dolphy (as,fl,bcl); Clifford Jordan (ts); Jaki Byard (pno); Charles Mingus (bass,comp,arr); Dannie Richmond (dr).
551. So Long Eric [23:30] (as)
552. Meditations [20:31] (fl,bcl)
553. Orange was the color of her dress then blue silk [10:51] (bcl)
554. Parkeriana [21:50] (as)
555. Fables of Faubus [23:08] (bcl)
556. Peggy's Blue Skylight [11:38] (as)
Prestige 34001 (3 records), "The Great Concert of Charles Mingus" and America 30AM003 have So Long Eric, though these were mislabeled as Goodbye Pork Pie Hat. The CD from which the samples here were taken, Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (FCD 102) puts the date as 18 April, but it is this concert. FCD 110 has So Long Eric and Parkeriana, FCD 102 has the rest (except for the Sophisticated Lady without Eric that's only on the LP FC-102). Jazz Collection ORO103, "Fables of Faubus", a CD, has Fables, Peggy's and Parkeriana. Apparently Jazz Roots CD 56047, "Parkeriana", has Parkeriana, Meditations, and Orange. Peggy's, Orange, Meditations, Fables, So Long, and Parkeriana were released by Sue Mingus on 32 Records (actually 2CDs) as Revenge! 32002 in May 1996. Coles developed a gastric ulcer and didn't make it through So Long, but the performance doesn't seem to be interrupted by his illness (perhaps he remained on stage until the end, but couldn't play after he's last heard riffing behind Jordan's solo).