|Tonight at Noon|
|Studio album by|
|Recorded||March 12, 1957, and November 6, 1961|
|Charles Mingus chronology|
Tonight at Noon is an album by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus released on the Atlantic label in 1964. It compiles tracks recorded at two sessions – the 1957 sessions for the album entitled The Clown and the 1961 sessions for Oh Yeah .These tracks have since been added to the CD re-releases of their respective albums as bonus tracks.
The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek awarded the album 3 stars, stating: "While the former session features Mingus going for the blues via European harmonics and melodic approaches with hard bop tempos (particularly on the title track), the latter session with its nocturnal elegance and spatial irregularities comes off more as some kind of exercise in vanguard Ellington with sophisticated harmonies that give way to languid marches and gospel-tinged blues... Despite the fact that this is an assembled album, it holds plenty of magic nonetheless".
The British poet Adrian Henri wrote a poem Tonight at Noon which he dedicated to Charles Mingus and the Liverpool band Clayton Squares.
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Left & Right is an album by jazz multi-instrumentalist Roland Kirk. It was originally released on the Atlantic label in 1968 and features performances by Kirk with Jim Buffington, Julius Watkins, Frank Wess, Rahn Burton, Vernon Martin and Roy Haynes, with Warren Smith, Richard Williams, Dick Griffin, Benny Powell, Pepper Adams, Alice Coltrane, Jimmy Hopps, Daniel Jones and Gerald "Sonny" Brown featuring on an extended track with orchestration by Gil Fuller. The Allmusic review by Thom Jurek states "The title of this album, Left and Right, no doubt refers to the sides of Rahsaan Roland Kirk's brain, which were both heavily taxed in the composing, arranging, conducting, and playing of this recording... This is an extreme for Rahsaan — extremely brilliant and thoroughly accessible".
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Text of the Adrian Henri poem:Tonight at Noon:here