On the back cover of "Let My Children Hear Music", published by Columbia, Charlie Mingus thanked producer Teo Macereo for his "tireless efforts to produce the best album I've ever done." And yet from his deathbed in 1979 in Mexico, he sent a message to Sy Johnson (who was responsible for many arrangements on this album) that he liked the LP from his career the most. Although actually most shots are called by small ensembles as the most important works of Mingus', this LP is one but in the peak of his oeuvre and is another excellent recordings of larger ensembles, the same from whom and by including those of Duke Ellington, in anything. The individual tracks on this LP had sufficient time to mature over the years, one of them since 1939, and have occasionally been played live, but this was the first opportunity to take it with a large, well-rehearsed orchestra. However, there were problems, both during recording and after. The exact instrumentation of the orchestra is unclear hautsächlich for contractual reasons, various arrangers had to merge the individual parts, so that the actual author is difficult to determine and also Macero edited the material (As in various projects by Miles Davis) freely and sometimes quite significantly. Anyway, the listener is this Herumkrittelei instantly forgotten when he hears the music. Starting with the irresistible swing of "The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jiveass Slippers" to the swirling depths of "The I of Hurricane Sue" include these photos in the most glorious, the most inventive, ever made, full of life. Each piece on this LP has its own strengths, but these two have to be called simply. "Adagio Ma Non Troppo" is based on a Piano Improvisation by Mingus, which was released in 1964 on "Mingus Plays Piano". Its logical structure, playful nature and crystalline moments of beauty would be astounding in a polished composition that the piece when it was originally improvised is almost unbelievable. "Hobo Ho," a divine power plant is dominated by James Moody's passionate saxophone in feverish speed fire up the background brass riff on riff on the soloists - the entire composition teetering on the edge of chaos. The album "Let My Children Hear Music" is a tremendous achievement and a must for any serious jazz fan. Enclosed with the album is an essay by Mingus, which covers a huge area and as an inspired bass solo by Mingus reads - be it to any interested listeners to heart. This album just can not be recommended enough.