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Mingus Ah Um

Mingus Ah Um

22 Jul 2012
4.7 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 22 July 2012
  • Release Date: 22 July 2012
  • Label: Lumi OMP
  • Copyright: (c) 2012 One Media Publishing
  • Total Length: 1:12:28
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  • ASIN: B008XF6O5Y
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 45 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 35,650 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)
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Great classic album.With oh-yeah and black saint , the best of Mingus.Very good delivery service.
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This 1959 album by master jazz player and composer Charles Mingus is rightly acknowledged as one of Mingus' (and indeed jazz's) finest and most diverse set of compositions. Whilst the album does not have (or need) the vast expansive instrumental sound of Mingus' 1963 masterpiece, The Black Saint And Sinner Lady, its sparser feel is perfectly suited to Mingus' compositions here, particularly on the exquisite slower and moody numbers (of which there is an outstanding selection here).

Of the musicians Mingus assembled for the album, both John Handy's alto and Booker Ervin's tenor playing are particularly noteworthy and idiosyncratic, whilst Jimmy Knepper's trombone is featured in a number of outstanding solos (none better than his sinuous turn on the wonderful slow blues of Pussy Cat Dues, in this case over Handy's rare clarinet theme). Of the more up-tempo numbers, the famous opener, gospel-inspired Better Git It In Your Soul is an fine example, as Handy and Ervin's horns harmonise nicely following Mingus' sultry opening riff, whilst the 12-bar blues Boogie Stop Shuffle is probably the most vibrant number here, with all three saxes (including Shafi Hadi's tenor) making significant contributions to the composition's unrelenting pace.

For me, however, it is on the slower, blues-based numbers that the band's mood playing is particularly affecting.
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This album, along with three others (Miles Davies - Kind of Blue, Ornette Coleman - The Shape of Jazz to Come and Dave Brubeck - Time Out) were recently identified as key albums that shaped Jazz in 1959. Fifty years on, this album still has the power to amaze.

The opening track, Better Git it in Your Soul, is a joyous stomp, leading onto Good By Pork Pie Hat which is a calm and charming piece. There then follows Boogie Stop Shuffle - simply one of the most thrilling pieces of Jazz I have ever heard - with a driven bass line, fabulous saxophone and trumpet.

The treasures keep coming - Bird Calls (a tribute to Charlie Parker) bursts with the be-bop inspired dissonance Parker loved. There's even political comment: Fable to Faubus (a governor of Arkansas opposed to racial integration) seems to mock the governor for his attitudes.

This edition has three extra tracks over the original album. If you have only an early CD release or LP and love this album, this edition is worth buying for the extra tracks. This edition also contains a decent illustrated booklet with material from 1959 and later critical review which makes it worth buying the CD rather than downloading.
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The great bassist/composer/bandleader Charles Mingus(1922-79) recorded his debut for COLUMBIA on 5 & 12 May, 1959 with John Handy(tenor sax, alto sax, clarinet); Booker Ervin(tenor sax); Shafi Hadi(tenor sax, alto sax); Willie Dennis, Jimmy Knepper(trombone); Horace Parlan(piano) & Dannie Richmond(drums).
The nine memorable tracks include impressive tributes to Duke Ellington('Open Letter To Duke'), Jelly Roll Morton('Jelly Roll'), Charlie Parker('Bird Calls') & Lester Young('Goodbye Pork Pie Hat') who had died a couple of months before this recording.
Other highlights are 'Fables of Faubus' directed at the racist governor of Arkansas and the gospel-influenced 'Better Get It In Your Soul'.
The music on this vinyl issue of 'Mingus Ah Um' is full of life, passion, intensity and humour and is one of the absolute classics of modern jazz.
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Great to hear these full length versions, although given that it was Mingus who did the initial editing, we have to wonder why you'd want to goback over his 'compositional' decisions. Most annoyingly, in order to fit the extra 12.5 mins of music on, the recordings have been transferred at a higher rpm, so they all sound faster, and are a semi tone higher! A bit of a con on Sony's part!
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