Charles Mingus' music fascinated by its originality, but still rooted in tradition. The freshness of a LP as "Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus" has the effect to make much of what is known as the Jazz seem boring. For Mingus' conditions, the band is small and includes Eric Dolphy on alto saxophone and bass clarinet, Ted Curson on trumpet and Danny Richmond on drums. This session is one of the last shots of Dolphy and Curson with Charlie Mingus and it seems as if they were put particularly the stuff for him. In "Folk Forms No.. 1" is the bass line of the leader the foundation, the melody is by Dolphy continue to run and then pushes Curson added: a simple riff develops into a lively 12-minute funeral march in New Orleans style. "Original Faubus Fables" has a serious statement - a political attack on racial segregation favorable Governor Faubus - yet it is hard, Mingus' and Richmond's listen to singing and to keep a straight face. However, the wonderful music does not detract from this. Again and again, fascinated by the elasticity of the sound, sometimes widely by the balance between the bass and the drums on the one hand and the brass on the other hand, sometimes noisy when the blower whine and cry. The last two pieces of "What Love?" and the 'outrageous' titled "All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother" are much more relaxed, at the border to free jazz. cultivated The album, for which the name Mingus is: the perfect tension between jazz, played by an ensemble and jazz played totally free.