|Originally Performed By||Charles Mingus|
|Original Album||Mingus at the Bohemia (1955)|
Phish has played this Charles Mingus instrumental on only two known occasions: to open the first known live Gamehendge show (complete with narration) on 3/12/88 at Nectar’s in Burlington, and then as the meat of a “Bathtub Gin” sandwich on 4/24/94 in Charlotte, NC.
On the original, Mingus began a period of fusing gospel and blues into jazz movements, and thereby pushed innovation forward (into hard bop) even while paying homage to jazz greats – here, pianist/composer Thelonious Monk, who often danced around while performing. In covering the tune, Phish, and Trey in particular, signaled their move from relatively isolative composers with strong jazz roots to performance innovators with great ambitions.
Charles Mingus Big Band – ”Jump Monk”
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