Charles Mingus Collection

Dannie Richmond & The Last Mingus Band - Plays Charles Mingus (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Series}

Dannie Richmond & The Last Mingus Band - Plays Charles Mingus (1980) {2015 Japan Timeless Jazz Master Collection Complete Series}
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© 1980, 2015 Timeless Records / Solid Records Japan / Ultra-Vibe | CDSOL-6383
Jazz / Post Bop / Drums

Reissue with the latest remastering. Features original cover artwork. The music of Charles Mingus – played by a great small combo headed up by Dannie Richmond, Mingus' drummer for over 20 years! The group on the set features members from Charles' last band – and is a quintet with Ricky Ford on tenor, Jack Walrath on trumpet, Bob Neloms on piano, and Cameron Brown on bass. Tunes are taken in a gentler, and more open-handed version than used on the original recordings – a style that's a nice contrast to that of Mingus, replacing the strength of his vision with a warmth and sensitivity that makes the tunes sparkle nicely. Titles include "Fables Of Faubus", "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", "Nostalgia In Times Square", and "Duke Ellington Sound Of Love".
Charles Mingus - Three or Four Shades of Blues (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27206}

Charles Mingus - Three or Four Shades of Blues (1977) {2013 Japan Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series 24bit Remaster WPCR-27206}
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© 1977, 2013 Atlantic / Rhino / Warner Japan / WEA | WPCR-27206 / 8122-79641-3 | Jazz Best Collection 1000 Series
Jazz / Post Bop / Post Bebop / Jazz Blues / Bass

Features 24 bit remastering and comes with a mini-description. I have almost everything available by Mingus and had passed on this because I didn't think I needed yet more versions of some of his classics by what seems like an unlikely crew in tow. How wrong I was!!!! Mingus is apparently playing with a mic on his bass and you can easily hear what a monster he is, how sublime he can be, and it is totally thrilling. Coryell and Catherine have their flurry of notes thing going but it does not come off as showing off or dull fusion riffing. They - and the rest of the band- sound as if they were meant to be, really listening and bringing something wonderfully new to Mingus music.
Charles Mingus and His Jazz Groups - Mingus Dynasty (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}

Charles Mingus and His Jazz Groups - Mingus Dynasty (1959) {2014 Japan Jazz Collection 1000 Columbia-RCA Series}
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© 2014 Columbia / Sony Music Japan | SICP 4003 | 2014 DSD remaster
Jazz / Hard Bop / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz

Reissue with latest 2014 DSD remastering. Comes with liner notes. Mingus Dynasty is an album by Charles Mingus, recorded and released in 1959. It is the companion album to the classic Mingus Ah Um and was inducted in the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999. Brilliant work by Mingus – recorded right around the same time as his legendary Mingus Ah Um album for Columbia! The group features some of Mingus' best sidemen – like Booker Ervin, Jimmy Knepper, John Handy, Roland Hanna and Don Ellis – and the tracks have that wild mix of emotion, tight composition, and freewheeling soloing that made Mingus' late 50's output so compelling. Includes "Diane", "Song With Orange", "Gunslinging Bird", and "Far Wells, Mill Valley". Plus the CD includes the bonus track "Strollin" and unedited versions of "Slop", "Song With Orange", "Gunslinging Bird", and "Things Ain't What They Used to Be" – all of which were originallly shaved down for release on the original album, now here in their proper form.
Charles Mingus - 7 Atlantic Album Collection (1956-61) [7CD] {2007 Japan Mini LP Remaster} [combined repost]

Charles Mingus - 7 Atlantic Album Collection (1957-61) [7CD] {2007 Japan Mini LP Remaster}
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© 2007 Atlantic / Warner Music Japan | WPCR-25143~49 | 24-bit remaster
Jazz / Post Bop / Bass

Pithecanthropus Erectus was Charles Mingus' breakthrough as a leader, the album where he established himself as a composer of boundless imagination and a fresh new voice that, despite his ambitiously modern concepts, was firmly grounded in jazz tradition. Mingus truly discovered himself after mastering the vocabularies of bop and swing, and with Pithecanthropus Erectus he began seeking new ways to increase the evocative power of the art form and challenge his musicians (who here include altoist Jackie McLean and pianist Mal Waldron) to work outside of convention.

Jazz & Blues Collection - Charles Mingus (1995)  Music

Posted by Speedyclick at Dec. 26, 2010
Jazz & Blues Collection - Charles Mingus (1995)

Jazz & Blues Collection - Charles Mingus (1995)
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Label: Charly | Genre: Jazz, hard bop, free jazz

Charles Mingus was a versatile jazz composer, perfomer and band leader who set up the standards of difficult and aggressive playing. A pioneer in double bass technique and an organizational genius, left brilliant jazz compositions that till today continue to be a challenge for jazz bands to play. Even students compete in the Charles Mingus High School Competition. Enjoy the unique Mingus style in 3 'long' compositions.
Charles Mingus - Mingus Revisited (1960) {EmArcy-PolyGram 826 496-2}

Charles Mingus - Mingus Revisited (1960) {EmArcy-PolyGram 826 496-2}
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© 1960 EmArcy / PolyGram | 826 496-2
Jazz / Post Bop / Progressive Jazz

This is an LP reissue of a set that was originally titled Pre Bird because it features some of the advanced originals that Charles Mingus wrote prior to hearing Charlie Parker. The bassist leads an undisciplined but colorful 25-piece orchestra on three titles including an Eric Dolphy feature on "Bemonable Lady" while the other five tracks are by a ten-piece (including two pianos) band; Lorraine Cousins sings "Eclipse" and "Weird Nightmare." It's an interesting set of typically unconventional music by Mingus.
Charles Mingus - Mingus Three (1957) {Roulette 724385715525 rel 1997}

Charles Mingus - Mingus Three (1957) {Roulette 724385715525 rel 1997}
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© 1957, 1997 Roulette / Capitol Records | 724385715525
Jazz / Post Bop / Jazz Blues / Bass / Piano Trio

Most often heard in large ensembles and rarely in a trio context, Charles Mingus joined forces with pianist Hampton Hawes for this 1957 studio date. It features four standards, two originals by the bassist, and a jam by the group credited to Hawes. While there's nothing particularly arresting or startling about the date, the relationship between the two ostensible co-leaders is a good case study in group dynamics when deference between two strong-willed individualists turns into a certain amount of compromise.
Charles Mingus - Mingus Moves (1973) {Atlantic-32 Jazz 32131 rel 1999}

Charles Mingus - Mingus Moves (1973) {Atlantic-32 Jazz 32131 rel 1999}
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© 1973, 1999 Atlantic / 32 Jazz 32131
Jazz / Post Bop / Bass

So many of the jazz great are now gone, a fact that no one would dispute but that really hits home after listening to a masterpiece such as this reissue of Charles Mingus' Mingus Moves. Not only have we lost the impetuous bassist and composer, but also drummer Dannie Richmond, tenor titan George Adams and the extraordinary pianist Don Pullen. The latter three men, in particular, were taken way before their times and one longs for the incendiary magic that the Pullen-Adams group (the seeds of which are planted here) conjured for a brief spell in the '80s.
Charles Mingus - In A Soulful Mood (1960) {Music Club-Candid MCI 50004 rel 1996}

Charles Mingus - In A Soulful Mood (1960) {Music Club-Candid MCI 50004 rel 1996}
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© 1960, 1996 Music Club / Candid | MCI 50004
Jazz / Post Bop / Bass

Very nice set of Mingus' legendary Candid recordings – produced in 1960, after Mingus angrily departed Columbia records, and was finally given the freedom to work in the way that he wanted. The recordings are some of Mingus best – and they feature a righteous anger and sheer jazz power that's unmatched by few other recordings.
Charles Mingus - A Modern Symposium Of Music And Poetry (1957/2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Charles Mingus - A Modern Symposium Of Music And Poetry (1957/2014)
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Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Don't expect any poetry here, however an extended spoken word narration by actor Mel Stewart does kicks off the album. That's where the vocals begin and end on this instrumental collection. Mingus and his brilliant musicians do the talking here: the Penguin Guide To Jazz calls Clarence Shaw's performance on New York Sketchbook - "the best trumpet heard on a Mingus album for some time before or since".