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
LabelColumbia

1992 tribute to Charlie Mingus includes "Weird Nightmare" with vocals by Elvis Costello.


Tracks

All songs written and composed by Charles Mingus
TitlePerformer(s) Length
1. Canon, Pt. 1  Michael Blair 3:20
2. Meditations On Integration  Henry Threadgill 3:47
3. Canon, Pt. 2  Robbie Robertson & Michael Blair 3:15
4. Jump Monk  Greg Cohen 3:57
5. Weird Nightmare  Elvis Costello 3:07
6. Work Song  Vernon Reid 7:06
7. Self-Portrait In Three Colors  Bill Frisell 3:29
8. Purple Heart  Henry Rollins & Greg Cohen 2:38
9. Tonight At Noon  Charlie Watts & The Uptown Horns 5:31
10. Gunslinging Bird  Chuck D & Michael Blair 1:40
11. Weird Nightmare Interlude  Bill Frisell 0:57
12. Reincarnation Of A Lovebird / Haitian Fight Song Montage  Bill Frisell 4:48
13. Open Letter To Duke  Bobby Previte 4:53
14. The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers  Hubert Selby Jr. & Bill Frisell 2:37
15. Oh Lord, Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me  Keith Richards, Charlie Watts & The Uptown Horns 6:48
16. Eclipse  Leonard Cohen, Diamanda Galás & Art Baron 7:15
17. Pithecanthropus Erectus  Robert Quine 5:43
18. Freedom  Dr. John & Michael Blair 2:52
19. Weird Nightmare (Reprise)  Elvis Costello 0:40


Musicians

Musicians on Weird Nightmare:


Other musicians on the album include:

  • Dr. John
  • Sue Evans
  • Bernard Fowler
  • Bob Funk
  • Diamanda Galás
  • Arno Hecht
  • Bobby Keys
  • Kenny Kosek
  • Vernon Reid
  • Robbie Robertson
  • Henry Rollins
  • Hubert Selby, Jr.
  • Bob Stewart
  • Tony Trischka
  • Uptown Horns


Notes

  • "Weird Nightmare (Reprise)" seems to be an excerpt from the main track.
  • 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
  • Crychord

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