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I have two Mingus albums that I love - Ah Hum and Mingus Dynasty
on 30 September 2015
I listened to this album years ago and didn't rate it. I have two Mingus albums that I love - Ah Hum and Mingus Dynasty. This album featured in a recent book that I read and there are nothing but rave reviews online- So I listened to the complete album again last night in bed with fresh ears and headphones and then the whole thing through again in the morning. I still don't get it. It sounds like the 11 musicians need a conductor or something as they never seem to be together and the overall balance of each player is wrong. a cacapony with some nice spanish guitar thrown in here and there at random and some really crazy wah wah with muted wind - quite painful to listen to at times. I am speaking as somebody who loves Coltrane's Om and Interstellar Space - I will persist and give it another listen soon ..