Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um


Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Blue, 180g

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Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um

mercurial bassist and bandleader charles mingus was signed to columbia records for the briefest of time during 1959. his columbia recordings, however, remain some of the most inspired, mood-jumping jazz in history. the flowing sadness of “goodbye porkpie hat” rings like a funeral chorus that pitches headlong into a celebration of lester young’s life and improvising flexibility, rather than his death. and there’s the funky furnace blast of “boogie stop shuffle” which reaches its glory with booker ervin’s texas tenor sax, wrapped tight in bluesy tone. with the index of emotions captured, these songs nail why mingus is possibly the most relevant jazzer for the 1990s generation. he swings and shouts and hollers and somersaults. his tunes either induce foot-stomping with their intensity or reach for poignant yearning with their lyrical tapestry of orchestral colors.

Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Blue, 180g


Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um album cover


A1 Better Git It In Your Soul
A2 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
A3 Boogie Stop Shuffle
A4 Self-Portrait In Three Colors
A5 Open Letter To Duke
B1 Bird Calls
B2 Fables Of Faubus
B3 Pussy Cat Dues
B4 Jelly Roll