Haitian Fight Song (12:03)

Cover of The Clown

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On “Haitian Fight Song”, Mingus said “[…] It has a folk spirit, the kind of folk music I’ve always heard anyway.[…] My solo in it it’s a deeply concentrated one. I can’t play it right unless I’m thinking about prejudice and persecution, and how unfair is it. There’s sadness and cries in it, but also determination. And it usually ends with my feeling ‘I told them! I hope somebody heard me!’”.

Charles Mingus - bass
Shafi Hadi - alto and tenor saxophone
Jimmy Knepper - trombone

Wade Legge - piano
Dannie Richmond - drums

March 12, 1957

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