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Mingus' Moanin backing track?

Koen88

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Hi there,

Does anyone have or know where to find a backing track to Charles Mingus' Moanin?

I'm borrowing a Bari from a friend who's on vacation the next 25 days.. And I would like to play a bit of Moanin or at least to the bari solo part.

any resources or ideas are welcome

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I'm trying to find a backing to this track; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__OSyznVDOY
 
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altissimo

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seems difficult to find one that isn't the Art Blakey. I tend to just jam along with yhe original albums...
 

Koen88

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seems difficult to find one that isn't the Art Blakey. I tend to just jam along with yhe original albums...

thank you for looking, but this is also the art blakey moanin, an entirely different track. I edited the first post with the track I'm looking for.
 

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Think of the tune: the bari part IS the tune. (I also met Pepper Adams, once)
 

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Hi Koen,

I presume you have the Ronnie Cuber trancription? http://www.mindformusic.com/public/pdf/moanin_cuber.pdf

Highly unlikely that there´s a backing track for it. As Aldevis points out, the tune is 95% unaccompanied bari anyway, except for some drum hits. I suggest you simulate it by kicking a dustbin at the end of each phrase. ;)

Bill
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Willie Dennis, Jimmy Knepper (trombone) John Handy, Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Dannie Richmond (drums)

how dare you insult the late great Dannie Richmond
 

Koen88

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hmm yeah I'll try to make it work with bari and maybe some drum samples.. but that's going to be quite a project
 

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what?????????????????????????????
Willie Dennis, Jimmy Knepper (trombone) John Handy, Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Dannie Richmond (drums)

how dare you insult the late great Dannie Richmond

I was rather thinking of the Cuber / Mingus Big Band version. And I was certainly not insulting anybody.
 

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I was rather thinking of the Cuber / Mingus Big Band version. And I was certainly not insulting anybody.
ah, well I assumed we were talking about the original version linked to in the first post on this thread.
The only Mingus Big Band recordings of Moanin' I can find all have the horn parts intact and seem to be pretty close to the original arrangements, which is what I'd expect from them - eg http://youtu.be/zFA0FYQo0Gg
If the suggestion that you could simulate the beautiful drumming on any of these versions by kicking a dustbin doesn't have some level of insult in it, I'd hate to think what you'd say if you were trying to be insulting :eek:
 

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hmm yeah I'll try to make it work with bari and maybe some drum samples.. but that's going to be quite a project
Probably the best you can do, other than play along to one of the originals with either or Ronnie or Pepper tuned out with the balance knob, sorry to say. I've never come across any Mingus backing tracks.
 

Koen88

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Probably the best you can do, other than play along to one of the originals with either or Ronnie or Pepper tuned out with the balance knob, sorry to say. I've never come across any Mingus backing tracks.
yeah me neither.. that's the reason why I asked. I've scoured the internet for a backing without result so this was my final effort.
 

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I've never come across any Mingus backing tracks.

Although it hasn't got "Moanin'" among the 14 songs, there is an excellent Mingus playalong book called "Mingus - More than a Playalong". http://www.amazon.co.uk/Charles-Mingus-More-Than-Play-Along/dp/0634001558

It has two CDs, one with the excellent Seamus Blake on tenor and the other without the melody instrument. All the players come from the Mingus Big Band and Boris Kozlov plays Mingus' old bass. The quartet CD is an excellent jazz recording that is well worth listening to and the tunes are well chosen and have accompanying descriptions and information in the book (not just lead sheets).

I think that ten of the tunes from that recording are available on the Mingus playalong, also published by Hal Leaonard. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Charles-Mingus-With-Leonard-Play-Along/dp/1423417038

Rhys
 

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