Charles Mingus’ ‘Mingus Ah Um’

Charles Mingus’ ‘Mingus Ah Um’ is an album (with a cover painted by S. Neil Fujita) recorded on May 5 and 12, 1959 and released the same year by Columbia..

Track Listing : 1.Better Git It In Your Soul (Charles Mingus) – 07:23 . 2.Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (Charles Mingus) – 05:44 . 3.Boogie Stop Shuffle (Charles Mingus) – 05:02 . 4.Self-Portrait In Three Colors (Charles Mingus) – 03:10 . 5.Open Letter To Duke (Charles Mingus) – 05:51 . 6.Bird Calls (Charles Mingus) – 06:17. 7.Fables Of Faubus (Charles Mingus) – 08:13 . 8.Pussy Cat Dues (Charles Mingus) – 09:1 . 9.Jelly Roll (Charles Mingus) – 06:17. 10.Pedal Point Blues (Charles Mingus) – 06:30 . 11.Gg Train (Charles Mingus) – 04:39 . 12.Girl Of My Dreams (Sonny Clapp) – 04:08

Musicians : Charles Mingus – Bass, Piano With Parlan On (10) . John Handy – Alto Sax (6 – 7 – 9 – 10 – 11 – 12), Clarinet (8), Tenor Sax (1 – 2) . Booker Ervin – Tenor Sax . Shafi Hadi – Tenor Sax (2 – 3 – 4 – 7 – 8 – 10), Alto Sax (1 – 5 – 6 – 9 – 12) . Willie Dennis – Trombone (3 – 4 – 5 – 12) . Jimmy Knepper – Trombone (1 – 7 – 8 – 9 – 10) . Horace Parlan – Piano . Dannie Richmond – Drums

Production : Produced By Teo Macero . Ray Moore – Engineer . Fred Plaut – Engineer

Package : S. Neil Fujita – Cover Painting . Herb Snitzer – Photography . Diane Dorr Dorynek – Liner Notes . Don Hunstein – Photography . Bob Parent – Photography . Brian Priestley – Liner Notes

Recorded On May 5 And May 12, 1959 At Columbia 30Th Street Studio, New York City.

Released 1959 By Columbia.

Charles Mingus

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The Wall Street Journal
Mercurial Mingus Among Mingus’s notable albums, “Mingus Ah Um” stands out as the purest and most affecting expression of his aesthetic, a moment when his ever-shifting music and musicians came into perfect alignment. […]

RateYourMusic
Mingus isn’t the most experimental jazz artists I’ve heard, but he’s definitely the one with the most distinguishable style. He’ll add in flourishes which sound unlike anything elseand it’s difficult even to find any common factor between those little flourishes – he just does themand they stand out a mile. […]

theRealMusic.net
Mingus Ah Um has become a staple in big bands across the globe, if at least one of these amazing hard-bop tunes isn’t in your repertoire, you are doing something incredibly wrong. It’s a varied display of compositional ingenuity, it picks you upand breaks you down with fervour. […]

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