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Japanese Blu-Spec CD pressing of this classic album. The Blue Spec format takes Blu-ray disc technology to create CD’s which are compatible with normal CD players but provides ultra high quality sound. Sony. 2009.Mercurial bassist and bandleader Charles Mingus was signed to Columbia Records for the briefest of time during 1959. His Columbia recordings, however, remain some of the most inspired, mood-jumping jazz in history. The flowing sadness of “Goodbye Porkpie Hat” (unedited here for the firs
Mingus Mouse comes home from his tour the night before Christmas and realizes that he forgot to get his mom a present! He falls asleep and dreams of all the fantastic things he could get for her—a billion flowers, a sparkly diamond ring, a huge piece of imported cheese, a new super-fast car . . . But Mingus has to find the perfect present! What will it be? Kids will love listening to jazzy versions of Christmas tunes like “Deck the Halls,” “Jingle Bells,” … More >>
Jazz Icons: Charles Mingus showcases three exceptional concerts performed in April 1964 featuring his most celebrated lineup–Jaki Byard (piano), Dannie Richmond (drums), Johnny Coles (trumpet), Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) and the great Eric Dolphy (alto sax, flute and bass clarinet). Recorded within an eight-day span, less than three months before Dolphy’s death, the three concerts showcase Mingus’s visionary leadership and the band’s incredible depth and diversity with un… More >>
Bassist Charles Mingus was known for his hot-headed behavior and outrageous statements, but those extracurriculars are secondary to the magical music he created. This compilation is part of the 22-CD single-artist series that is the bulk of the musical component for Ken Burns’s documentary Jazz. Featuring nine tracks, this is an accurate but thumbnail profile of one of jazz’s most complex and gifted musicians. Many will remember the incorporation of “Haitian Fight Song” as t… More >>