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 & Jazz Artists Guild - Newport Rebels (1960) {Candid Japan KICJ 8386 rel 2001}

Charles Mingus & Jazz Artists Guild - Newport Rebels (1960) {Candid Japan KICJ 8386 rel 2001}
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© 1960, 2001 Candid / King Records Japan | KICJ 8386 | 24bit mastering
Jazz / Bop / Hard Bop / Post Bop

In 1960 bassist Charles Mingus helped to organize an alternative Newport Jazz Festival in protest of Newport's conservative and increasingly commercial booking policy. The music on this LP (which has been reissued on CD) features some of the musicians who participated in Mingus's worthy if short-lived venture. Trumpeter Roy Eldridge performs three numbers with pianist Tommy Flanagan, Mingus and drummer Jo Jones; of greatest interest is "Mysterious Blues" for it adds trombonist Jimmy Knepper and the unique altoist Eric Dolphy successfully to the group. The other selections match up drummers Max Roach and Jo Jones with Roach's quintet (featuring trumpeter Booker Little) on "Cliff Walk" and feature singer Abbey Lincoln on "Tain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do."

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.
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Charles Mingus - Revenge! The Legendary Paris Concerts (2CD) (1996)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) ~ 316.92 Mb (CD1) + 362.26 Mb (CD2) | 02:05:06 | Scans included
Bebop, Post-Bop, Avant-Garde Jazz | Country: US | Label: Revenge! Records (32002)

Of all of bassist Charles Mingus' bands, one of the most exciting was the sextet that he took to Europe in 1964. Consisting of the unique Eric Dolphy (on alto, bass clarinet and flute), tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan, pianist Jaki Byard, drummer Dannie Richmond and trumpeter Johnny Coles, this band really stretched the limits of bebop. Mingus (greatly assisted by Richmond) constantly changed rhythms when the music became too comfortable and was always pushing his sidemen to play above their capabilities.

Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um (1959) {Japan Mastersound SRCS 9201}  Music

Posted by ruskaval at Sept. 13, 2017
Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um (1959) {Japan Mastersound SRCS 9201}

Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um (1959) {Japan Mastersound SRCS 9201}
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© 1959, 1997 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | Mastersound | SRCS 9201 | Mini LP
Jazz / Hard Bop / Bop / Bass

Charles Mingus' debut for Columbia, Mingus Ah Um is a stunning summation of the bassist's talents and probably the best reference point for beginners. While there's also a strong case for The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady as his best work overall, it lacks Ah Um's immediate accessibility and brilliantly sculpted individual tunes. Mingus' compositions and arrangements were always extremely focused, assimilating individual spontaneity into a firm consistency of mood, and that approach reaches an ultra-tight zenith on Mingus Ah Um.
Charles Mingus - Mingus At Carnegie Hall (1974) {1994 MFSL} **[RE-UP]**

Charles Mingus - Mingus At Carnegie Hall (1974) {1994 MFSL}
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Genre: jazz

Mingus At Carnegie Hall is the 1974 album by Charles Mingus, originally released on Atlantic. This Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab pressing was released in 1994. Mingus is joined by George Adams (tenor sax), Hamiet Bluiett (baritone sax), Jon Faddis (trumpet), John Handy (alto & tenor saxes), Rahsaan Roland Kirk (tenor sax & stritch), Charles McPherson (alto sax), Don Pullen (piano) and Dannie Richmond (drums). It was recorded at Carnegie Hall on 19 January, 1974.
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (1963) {1995 Impulse} **[RE-UP]**

Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady (1963)
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Genre: jazz

The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady is the 1963 album by Charles Mingus. Released by Impulse, this CD was released on 7 November, 1995 and is remastered by Erick Labson.

Charles Mingus - Tonight At Noon (1965) {2000 Label M} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Aug. 5, 2017
Charles Mingus - Tonight At Noon (1965) {2000 Label M} **[RE-UP]**

Charles Mingus - Tonight At Noon (1965) {2000 Label M}
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Genre: jazz

Tonight At Noon is a 1965 album by legendary jazz bassist Charles Mingus. This version was remastered in 2000 and released by Label M, remastered by Gene Paul.
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.