Founded in 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has established itself as one o the most prestigious annual music events in the world. The extraordinary list artists who have played there is drawn from across the musical spectrum and fro around the world. Charles Mingus was one of the all-time great jazz bass players but more than that he was also an innovative composer and a leader with a clear vision of where he wanted his music to go. In 1975 he made his first appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, joined by the players who had worked with him on the landmark 'Changes One' and 'Changes Two' albums, from which the set was primarily drawn. As an extra treat, on the last two tracks they are joined by guests Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax and Benny Bailey on trumpet.
Tracklisting: 1. Devil Blues 2. Free cell Block F, 'Tis Nazi USA 3. Sue's Changes 4. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - with Gerry Mulligan and Benny Bailey 5. Take the 'A' Train - with Gerry Mulligan and Benny Bailey