[JPL] Mingus question

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Mon Oct 15 23:46:50 EDT 2007

Peter,  Wasn't it on that album that he did with Joni Mitchell?  He was 
no longer able to play or write it down and was singing what he wanted 
played.   I'm looking for it and can't find it.

....... this is from allmusic.com:

Respect was growing, but time, alas, was running out, for in fall 1977, 
Mingus was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig's 
disease), and by the following year, he was unable to play the bass. 
Though confined to a wheelchair, he nevertheless carried on, leading 
recording sessions, and receiving honors at a White House concert on 
June 18, 1978. His last project was a collaboration, Mingus with 
folk-rock singer Joni Mitchell , who wrote lyrics to Mingus' music and 
included samples of Mingus' voice on the record.

So - it may be a Joni Mitchell record.


On Monday, October 15, 2007, at 07:26  PM, Peter Solomon wrote:
> I'm doing a story with a short turnaround for a local Mingus Awareness
> Project (benefits ALS society) and I am desperately trying to remember 
> on
> what recording I heard a tape of Mingus singing his compositions into a
> recorder. Anyone remember? I would br grateful for your help.
> Thanks
> Peter Solomon
> Richmond VA
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