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Charles Mingus - Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus (1964)

Updated: Jan 4

Charles Mingus - Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus


Released January 9, 1964

Recorded January 20 and September 20, 1963

 Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus cleverly reworks his earlier compositions with a stellar cast. Mingus, a visionary bassist and composer, fused jazz genres with a touch of classical influence. "II B.S" introduces Mingus’ soulful bass playing and Booker Ervin's tenor solo. "I X Love," a sultry ballad, displays Mingus's orchestral prowess. "Celia" weaves shifting themes, spotlighting Charlie Mariano's sax. A unique take on Duke Ellington's "Mood Indigo" showcases Mingus's bass virtuosity. "Better Get Hit In Yo' Soul" revamps a gospel vibe, and "Theme Song For Lester Young" elevates the iconic "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat." Closing with "Hora Decubitus," a spirited remake, Mingus's brilliance shines throughout this release. 

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