Music doesn’t get more exciting than this. Heard here at the last leg of their 1972 European tour, each of the players confident and seasoned in the Mingus playbook and each other. The Sextet performance is astonishing “organised chaos”, Mingus at the helm at his very best […] This album is just fabulous, it would be criminal not to press more than the initial 5,000 batch.
The “impossible” typeface used for Mingus’s name is a version of Zelek, originally conceived by Polish designer Bronisław Zelek and issued by Mecanorma in the year of the recording. The particular font in use is Bron, a competent digitization made by Jeremia Adatte in 2014. Bron (short for Bronisław) comes in layer fonts that facilitate the bichromatic effect seen here.