Charles Mingus Jazz Portraits

Charles Mingus - Jazz Portraits: Mingus in Wonderland (1959) [Remastered 1994]

Charles Mingus - Jazz Portraits: Mingus in Wonderland (1959) [Remastered 1994]
EAC rip | FLAC + CUE + LOG | Full Scans | 283 Mb
Genre ~ Post-Bop
Label ~ Blue Note Records

This live date, recorded January 16, 1959 at Nonagon Art Gallery in New York City features John Handy on alto sax, Booker Ervin on tenor sax, Richard Wyands on piano, Dannie Richmond on drums, and Charles Mingus on bass. It's a chance to hear Mingus the bassist and Mingus the leader in action with a small group; the recording quality is excellent.

Jazz & Blues Collection - Charles Mingus (1995)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at Dec. 26, 2010
Jazz & Blues Collection - Charles Mingus (1995)

Jazz & Blues Collection - Charles Mingus (1995)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image & cue & log) | tracks: 3 | ~ 155 Mb | 58:45 | Scans
Label: Charly | Genre: Jazz, hard bop, free jazz

Charles Mingus was a versatile jazz composer, perfomer and band leader who set up the standards of difficult and aggressive playing. A pioneer in double bass technique and an organizational genius, left brilliant jazz compositions that till today continue to be a challenge for jazz bands to play. Even students compete in the Charles Mingus High School Competition. Enjoy the unique Mingus style in 3 'long' compositions.
Charles Mingus - Mingus Revisited (1960) {EmArcy-PolyGram 826 496-2}

Charles Mingus - Mingus Revisited (1960) {EmArcy-PolyGram 826 496-2}
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© 1960 EmArcy / PolyGram | 826 496-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz

This is an LP reissue of a set that was originally titled Pre Bird because it features some of the advanced originals that Charles Mingus wrote prior to hearing Charlie Parker. The bassist leads an undisciplined but colorful 25-piece orchestra on three titles including an Eric Dolphy feature on "Bemonable Lady" while the other five tracks are by a ten-piece (including two pianos) band; Lorraine Cousins sings "Eclipse" and "Weird Nightmare." It's an interesting set of typically unconventional music by Mingus.
Charles Mingus - Mingus Three (1957) {Roulette 724385715525 rel 1997}

Charles Mingus - Mingus Three (1957) {Roulette 724385715525 rel 1997}
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© 1957, 1997 Roulette / Capitol Records | 724385715525
Jazz / Post Bop / Jazz Blues / Bass / Piano Trio

Most often heard in large ensembles and rarely in a trio context, Charles Mingus joined forces with pianist Hampton Hawes for this 1957 studio date. It features four standards, two originals by the bassist, and a jam by the group credited to Hawes. While there's nothing particularly arresting or startling about the date, the relationship between the two ostensible co-leaders is a good case study in group dynamics when deference between two strong-willed individualists turns into a certain amount of compromise.
Charles Mingus - Mingus Moves (1973) {Atlantic-32 Jazz 32131 rel 1999}

Charles Mingus - Mingus Moves (1973) {Atlantic-32 Jazz 32131 rel 1999}
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© 1973, 1999 Atlantic / 32 Jazz 32131
Jazz / Post Bop / Bass

So many of the jazz great are now gone, a fact that no one would dispute but that really hits home after listening to a masterpiece such as this reissue of Charles Mingus' Mingus Moves. Not only have we lost the impetuous bassist and composer, but also drummer Dannie Richmond, tenor titan George Adams and the extraordinary pianist Don Pullen. The latter three men, in particular, were taken way before their times and one longs for the incendiary magic that the Pullen-Adams group (the seeds of which are planted here) conjured for a brief spell in the '80s.
Charles Mingus - In A Soulful Mood (1960) {Music Club-Candid MCI 50004 rel 1996}

Charles Mingus - In A Soulful Mood (1960) {Music Club-Candid MCI 50004 rel 1996}
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© 1960, 1996 Music Club / Candid | MCI 50004
Jazz / Post Bop / Bass

Very nice set of Mingus' legendary Candid recordings – produced in 1960, after Mingus angrily departed Columbia records, and was finally given the freedom to work in the way that he wanted. The recordings are some of Mingus best – and they feature a righteous anger and sheer jazz power that's unmatched by few other recordings.
Charles Mingus - A Modern Symposium Of Music And Poetry (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Charles Mingus - A Modern Symposium Of Music And Poetry (1957/2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 34:46 minutes | 638 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Don't expect any poetry here, however an extended spoken word narration by actor Mel Stewart does kicks off the album. That's where the vocals begin and end on this instrumental collection. Mingus and his brilliant musicians do the talking here: the Penguin Guide To Jazz calls Clarence Shaw's performance on New York Sketchbook - "the best trumpet heard on a Mingus album for some time before or since".
Shanachie Entertainment - Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog (1998) [Repost]

Shanachie Entertainment - Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog (1998)
DVDRip | 720 x 544 | .MKV/AVC @ 1802 Kbps | 1h 17mn | English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.09 GB
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Music

The first comprehensive documentary of Afro-American jazz bassist, bandleader and composer Charles Mingus. Mingus led a tumultuous life filled with trauma and frustration, joy and creativity. Not light enough to be considered white and not dark enough to fit into the black community, he was an outcast in American society who charted his own path. Likewise, his legacy as a 20th Century composer reaches far beyond conventional jazz idioms. Mingus apprenticed with people like Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton and Charlie Parker before going out on his own and becoming a musical force for more than a decade.

Charles Mingus - At UCLA (1965)  Music

Posted by TmanHome at Feb. 5, 2017
Charles Mingus - At UCLA (1965)

Charles Mingus - At UCLA (1965)
Jazz, Post Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 87 min | 220 MB
Label: Sue Mingus Music | Rel:1965

The back story behind this concert CD is that, in September 1965, Charles Mingus performed at the Monterey Jazz Festival. He had done so triumphantly well the year before, however, Mingus' 1965 set was inexplicably cut short at a half-hour (Mingus himself claims 20 minutes) and so the material he had planned for the event, much of it newly composed, was instead unreeled at UCLA a week later. Mingus later pressed a couple hundred copies of the performance into a self-released two-LP set, but the master tape was hence destroyed and the album basically forgotten until its release on CD by Mingus' widow Sue in 2006…

Charles Mingus - Tonight At Noon (1961/2011) [TR24][OF]  Vinyl & HR

Posted by SERTiL at Jan. 11, 2017
Charles Mingus - Tonight At Noon (1961/2011) [TR24][OF]

Charles Mingus - Tonight At Noon
Jazz | FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | 38:22 min | 1.44 GB | Digital booklet
Label: Rhino/Atlantic | Tracks: 05 | Rls.date: 1961/2011

Tonight At Noon is an elegant compilation album from virtuoso bassist and accomplished pianist Charles Mingus. Comprised of studio outtakes from two of his most endearing releases, The Clown and Oh Yeah, the album features an array of legendary musicians including Shafi Hadi, Wade Legge, Roland Kirk, Booker Ervin, Doug Watkins and Jimmy Knepper. Mingus’ smooth bluesy piano playing and articulate melodies are rooted in this cohesive collection.