During 1960, bassist Charles Mingus
led one of his finest bands, a pianoless quartet with Eric Dolphy
(on alto, flute, and bass clarinet), trumpeter Ted Curson
, and drummer Dannie Richmond
. For this live concert, the band is augmented by the great tenor Booker Ervin
for some stirring music. All of the music is memorable: "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting," "Prayer for Passive Resistance," "What Love," "Folk Forms No. 1," and "Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul." The immortal pianist Bud Powell
sits in on a fine version of "I'll Remember April" and Dolphy
in particular generate a great deal of heat during some of their solos.