Ellen Johnson

FORM & formless

Weird Nightmare

04:33
Ellen Johnson & Larry Koonse
06/09/2015
Charles Mingus

Story

I’ve been singing and writing lyrics to Mingus compositions since the 70’s. However, this song is all Mingus including the lyrics. I love the haunting melody and sentiment of a heartbreak being part of a nightmare. Larry’s evocative solo created a dreamlike presence and a strange atmosphere was further induced by some additional reverb.