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.
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 247 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 92 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 32 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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.
Charles Mingus - Changes Two (1975/2011) [Official Digital Download 24-bit/192kHz]

Charles Mingus - Changes Two (1975/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 43:05 minutes | 1,67 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Innovative jazz composer and bassist Charles Mingus’ 1975 release, Changes Two is a refreshing blend of free jazz, bebop and gospel stylings. Mingus’ trademark horn arrangements and stunning melodies are highlighted through this diverse, intriguing and complex repertoire. Included on the album is the cinematic remake of his classic “Orange was the Color of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk,” a vocal rendition of “Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love” featuring Jackie Paris and the colorful “Free Cell Block F, ‘Tis Nazi U.S.A.” This mind-blowing hi-res download is the only way to experience one of jazz’s most legendary players.
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963) [Analogue Productions, Remastered 2011] Audio CD Layer

Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963)
Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio, 2011
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 234 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 100 Mb | Scans included
Avant-Garde Jazz, Post-Bop | Label: Analogue Productions | # CIPJ 35 SA | 00:39:32

The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is one of the greatest achievements in orchestration by any composer in jazz history. Charles Mingus consciously designed the six-part ballet as his magnum opus, and – implied in his famous inclusion of liner notes by his psychologist – it's as much an examination of his own tortured psyche as it is a conceptual piece about love and struggle. It veers between so many emotions that it defies easy encapsulation; for that matter, it can be difficult just to assimilate in the first place. Yet the work soon reveals itself as a masterpiece of rich, multi-layered texture and swirling tonal colors, manipulated with a painter's attention to detail. There are a few stylistic reference points – Ellington, the contemporary avant-garde, several flamenco guitar breaks – but the totality is quite unlike what came before it. Mingus relies heavily on the timbral contrasts between expressively vocal-like muted brass, a rumbling mass of low voices (including tuba and baritone sax), and achingly lyrical upper woodwinds, highlighted by altoist Charlie Mariano.

VA - Atlantic Jazz: Best Of The '50s (1993) {Rhino} **[RE-UP]**  Music

Posted by TestTickles at Sept. 30, 2017
VA - Atlantic Jazz: Best Of The '50s (1993) {Rhino} **[RE-UP]**

VA - Atlantic Jazz: Best Of The '50s (1993) {Rhino}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | no scans | 381 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 132 mb
Genre: jazz, pop, blues

Atlantic Jazz: Best Of The '50s is self-explanatory but I will explain. This is a Rhino compilation of music from Atlantic Records' jazz vaults, representing the 1950's. Primarily instrumental but featuring a small handful of vocal jazz, it is some of the best music the label had to offer. This was a library disc so since there were stickers and handwriting on the booklet and disc, there are no scans for it.
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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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 314 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 108 Mb
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 40 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 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}
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 326 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 129 mb
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)
EAC Rip | FLAC with CUE and log | scans | 313 mb
MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 138 mb
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.