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Various Artists:
Hal Willner Presents Weird Nightmares
Meditations on Mingus

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On this installment of Hal Willner's series of tribute albums, Willner assembled a house band for his guests (including Keith Richards, Chuck D, Elvis Costello, Bill Frisell, Vernon Reid, Charlie Watts, Gary Lucas, Leonard Cohen, and Henry Rollins) to sit in with. Weird Nightmares - Meditations on Mingus is predictably uneven and wildly entertaining; it is a fitting tribute to the genius of Charles Mingus.
-- All-Music Guide

Robbie Robertson narrates one track, "Canon (Part II)" (3:15).


  1. Canon (Part I)
  2. Meditation on Integration
  3. Canon (Part II)
  4. Jump Monk
  5. Weird Nightmare
  6. Work Song
  7. Self-Portrait in 3 Colors
  8. Purple Heart
  9. Tonight at Noon
  10. Gunslinging Bird Or If Charlie Parker Were A Gunslinger, There'd Be A Whole Lot Of Dead Copycats
  11. Weird Nightmare Interlude
  12. Another Weird Nightmare Interlude
  13. Medley:
    - Reincarnation of a Love Bird
    - Haitian Fight Song Montage
  14. Open Letter to Duke
  15. The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers
  16. Oh Lord Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me
  17. Eclipse
  18. Gala
  19. Pithecanthropus Erectus
  20. Freedom
  21. Weird Nightmare


  • Don Byron
  • Leonard Cohen
  • Elvis Costello
  • Chuck D.
  • Bill Frisell
  • Diamanda Galas
  • Dr. John
  • Bobby Previte
  • Vernon Reid
  • Keith Richards
  • Robbie Robertson
  • Henry Rollins
  • Henry Threadgill
  • Charlie Watts

Various Artists - Hal Willner Presents Weird Nightmares: Meditations on Mingus - 74:09 - 1992 - Columbia 52739

AMG Rating: 9 (out of 9)

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