|Three or Four Shades of Blues|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||March 9, 10, and 29, 1977|
|Studio||Atlantic Studios, New York; Record Plant, Los Angeles|
|Charles Mingus chronology|
Three or Four Shades of Blues is a studio album by American jazz bassist and bandleader Charles Mingus. It was recorded in sessions held on March 9 and 11, 1977 at New York City's Atlantic Studios and March 29 at the Record Plant in Los Angeles.The album features two new versions of Mingus' "standards" and three new compositions performed by large ensembles featuring saxophonists Ricky Ford, George Coleman, and Sonny Fortune, pianist Jimmy Rowles, guitarists Larry Coryell, Philip Catherine and John Scofield, bassists Ron Carter and George Mraz, trumpeter Jack Walrath, and drummer Dannie Richmond.
|Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide|
|The Village Voice||A–|
In a contemporary review for The Village Voice , Robert Christgau said the second side on Three or Four Shades of Blue was "the best composed bebop" he had heard in 1977, partly because Coryell and Fortune gave their most impressive performances in some time.The New Yorker found the record "subtle and funny and full of Mingus's peculiar and unmistakable authority". AllMusic's Stuart Kremsky was less enthusiastic in a retrospective review, writing that it was not Mingus's "best work, but not without merit". He felt the title track was one of his most successful attempts at longer compositions, even though he said the electric guitars were out of place.
All compositions by Charles Mingus.
|1.||"Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul"||March 9, 1977||4:35|
|2.||"Goodbye Pork Pie Hat"||March 9, 1977||7:00|
|3.||"Noddin Ya Head Blues"||March 9, 1977||10:29|
|4.||"Three or Four Shades of Blues"||March 29, 1977||12:03|
|5.||"Nobody Knows"||March 11, 1977||10:06|
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