Charles Mingus Jazz Portraits

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

Charles Mingus - Jazz Portraits: Mingus in Wonderland (1959) [Remastered 1994]
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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.
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady / Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963-64) {Impulse! 2-on-1 rel 2011}

Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady / Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963-64) {Impulse! 2-on-1 Series Remaster rel 2011}
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© 1963-64, 2011 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Music | 06025 2780953
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Big Band / Post Bop / Bass / Piano

Of all the titles in the Impulse! 2 on 1 series, this volume may be the very finest. It pairs two indisputable classic Charles Mingus titles – both of which have endured for nearly 50 years – that were cut during the same year. While The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady was recorded on January 20, 1963, the recording that ended up as Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus was begun that very day, but not finished until September. The former album is rightly regarded as one of (if not the) Mingus' masterpieces for its use of colors, tonalities, expansive harmonies, and the juxtaposition of numerous aspects of the jazz tradition – from Ellingtonian swing to hard bop, to West Coast and new-thing jazz – employing a vocal chorus, and even Latin and flamenco flourishes in a single conceptual work played by an 11-piece orchestra.
Shanachie Entertainment - Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog (1998)

Shanachie Entertainment - Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog (1998)
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Genre: Documentary | Biography

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. When interest in his music waned at the height of the rock era in the mid-1960s, and one of his closest collaborators Eric Dolphy died, he was institutionalized due to psychological problems. Upon his return to the music scene, he began playing more concerts and his sales zoomed. This golden period of recognition ended when he contracted Lou Gehrig's disease and his music began to deteriorate. He died in 1979.
Charles Mingus - The Jazz Experiments Of Charles Mingus (1954/2013) [24-bit/96kHz]

Charles Mingus - The Jazz Experiments Of Charles Mingus (1954/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 46:20 minutes | 1,01 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: LinnRecords.com | Cover & Digital Booklet

Irascible, demanding, bullying, and probably a genius, Charles Mingus cuts himself a uniquely iconoclastic path through jazz in the middle of the 20th century, creating a legacy that became universally lauded only after he was no longer around to bug people. This album is a result of a session for 'Period Records' that was originally issued on two ten-inch records entitled 'Jazzical Moods'. The experimental workings of Mingus are briliantly explained in the booklet notes by the man himself in this suitably renamed format.
Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963/1997) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963/1997)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 41:23 minutes | 870 MB
Official Digital Download - Source: | Digital Booklet

On this brilliant 1963 release, bassist and composer extraordinaire Charles Mingus delivers a fiery, startling imaginative album of solo piano takes of his compositions, free improvisations, and jazz standards. Included are covers of "Body and Soul" and "I Can't Get Started," as well as originals such as "Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Silk Blues." The classic 1963 release by one of jazz’s great revolutionaries is a great insight into the imagination of one of the most imaginative and prolific jazz musicians of the 20th Century.
Charles Mingus - Tijuana Moods. The Complete Edition (1957) [2CD] {2000 BMG 24-bit Remaster}

Charles Mingus - Tijuana Moods. The Complete Edition (1957) [2CD] {2000 BMG 24-bit Remaster}
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© 2000 BMG France / RCA Victor | 74321749992 | 24-bit Remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop


Charles Mingus - Tijuana Moods. The Complete Edition (1957) [2CD] {2000 BMG 24-bit Remaster}

Recorded in New York in 1957 (though not released until 1962), Tijuana Moods was, according to Mingus himself, "the best album I ever made." The music is a vigorous stew of Mexican rhythms and sophisticated post-Ellington arrangements, further invigorated by the soloing of trumpeter Clarence Shaw, trombonist Jimmy Knepper, and, particularly, saxophonist Shafi Hadi. Mingus's vision of Tijuana was clearly sensual, the music evoking strippers, frenetic street scenes, and heart-broken lovers. Making use of suitelike thematic material and various forms of counterpoint, the group sounds much larger than it is, and points toward Mingus's later experiments with form.

Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963) [MFSL, MFCD 783]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 29, 2016
Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963) [MFSL, MFCD 783]

Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963)
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Jazz, Post Bop

This album is unique in Mingus' enormous catalog. As the title indicates, the famous bassist takes to the ivories solo to give life to his dazzling improvisational art. At first it seems odd to hear Mingus without one of his trademark interactive and exploratory ensembles. But the sensibility that he brings to this collection of piano pieces bears all the signs of the composer's genius…
Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy - Cornell 1964 (1964) [2CDs] {Blue Note}

Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy - Cornell 1964 (1964) [2CDs] {Blue Note}
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Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Hard Bop

This recently-discovered release is certainly the jazz find of the year so far in 2007. In much the way that John Coltrane/Thelonious Monk Live at Carnegie Hall and, to some extent, the live Coltrane document One Up, One Down, Cornell 1964 brings a major piece of jazz history into focus in the best way possible–with an actual recording that documents it.

Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music (1972) {Columbia}  Music

Posted by tiburon at Aug. 22, 2016
Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music (1972) {Columbia}

Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music (1972) {Columbia}
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Genre: Jazz, Big Band, Post-Bop

On this LP issued by Columbia, Mingus thanked producer Teo Macero for "his untiring efforts in producing the best album I have ever made." From his deathbed in Mexico in 1979 he sent a message to Sy Johnson (who was responsible for many of the arrangements on the album), saying that Let My Children Hear Music was the record he liked most from his career. Although Mingus' small-group recordings are the ones most often cited as his premier works, this album does, in fact, rank at the top of his oeuvre and compares favorably with the finest large-ensemble jazz recordings by anyone, including Ellington.
Dannie Richmond & The Last Mingus Band - Plays Charles Mingus (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series}

Dannie Richmond & The Last Mingus Band - Plays Charles Mingus (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1980, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6383
Jazz / Post Bop / Drums

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. The music of Charles Mingus – played by a great small combo headed up by Dannie Richmond, Mingus' drummer for over 20 years! The group on the set features members from Charles' last band – and is a quintet with Ricky Ford on tenor, Jack Walrath on trumpet, Bob Neloms on piano, and Cameron Brown on bass. Tunes are taken in a gentler, and more open-handed version than used on the original recordings – a style that's a nice contrast to that of Mingus, replacing the strength of his vision with a warmth and sensitivity that makes the tunes sparkle nicely. Titles include "Fables Of Faubus", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", "Nostalgia In Times Square", and "Duke Ellington Sound Of Love".