Weird Nightmare: Meditations On Mingus

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Hal Willner presents
Weird Nightmare
Meditations On Mingus
Weird Nightmare Meditations On Mingus album cover.jpg
Tribute album by
Various artists
ReleasedNovember 12, 1992
ProducerHal Willner

1992 tribute album to Charlie Mingus includes "Weird Nightmare" featuring Elvis Costello.


All songs written and composed by Charles Mingus
TitlePerformer(s) Length
1. Canon, Pt. 1    3:20
2. Meditations On Integration    3:47
3. Canon, Pt. 2    3:15
4. Jump Monk    3:57
5. Weird Nightmare    3:07
6. Work Song    7:06
7. Self-Portrait In Three Colors    3:29
8. Purple Heart    2:38
9. Tonight At Noon    5:31
10. Gunslinging Bird    1:40
11. Weird Nightmare Interlude    0:57
12. Reincarnation Of A Lovebird / Haitian Fight Song Montage    4:48
13. Open Letter To Duke    4:53
14. The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers    2:37
15. Oh Lord, Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me    6:48
16. Eclipse    7:15
17. Pithecanthropus Erectus    5:43
18. Freedom    2:52
19. Weird Nightmare (Reprise)    0:40


  • Weird Nightmare (Reprise) seems to be an excerpt from the main track.
  • Musicians contributing to this album included:
Bill Frisell
Bobby Keyes
Marc Ribot
Keith Richards
Charlie Watts
  • Instruments designed and built by Harry Partch were used extensively on this album and for the first time in a commercial recording other than his own. They are:
Cloud Chamber Bowls
Bass Marimba
Marimba Eroica
Diamond Marimba
Chromelodeon II
Harmonic Canon
Surrogate Kithara
Cone Gongs

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