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Hauntingly beautiful solo piano jazz.,
This review is from: Mingus Plays Piano (Audio CD)
Although the bassist/composer/bandleader Charles Mingus could never be described as a piano virtuoso his playing on this overlooked 1963 solo album displays more feeling and imagination than many over-hyped contemporary jazz pianists. The piano was always important to Mingus when creating his compositions and it's fascinating to hear him alone at the piano playing seven hauntingly beautiful improvised originals plus four meditative standards.
This marvellous CD repays repeated listening and deserves a place in any Mingus collection.