Charles Mingus Collection

Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963) [MFSL, MFCD 783]  Music

Posted by v3122 at Nov. 29, 2016
Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963) [MFSL, MFCD 783]

Charles Mingus - Mingus Plays Piano (1963)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
1990 | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab, MFCD 783 | ~ 242 or 130 Mb | Scans Included
Jazz, Post Bop

This album is unique in Mingus' enormous catalog. As the title indicates, the famous bassist takes to the ivories solo to give life to his dazzling improvisational art. At first it seems odd to hear Mingus without one of his trademark interactive and exploratory ensembles. But the sensibility that he brings to this collection of piano pieces bears all the signs of the composer's genius…
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady / Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963-64) {Impulse! 2-on-1 rel 2011}

Charles Mingus - The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady / Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963-64) {Impulse! 2-on-1 Series Remaster rel 2011}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 522 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 188 Mb
Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 18 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1963-64, 2011 Impulse! / Verve / Universal Music | 06025 2780953
Jazz / Progressive Jazz / Avant-Garde Jazz / Modern Big Band / Post Bop / Bass / Piano

Of all the titles in the Impulse! 2 on 1 series, this volume may be the very finest. It pairs two indisputable classic Charles Mingus titles – both of which have endured for nearly 50 years – that were cut during the same year. While The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady was recorded on January 20, 1963, the recording that ended up as Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus was begun that very day, but not finished until September. The former album is rightly regarded as one of (if not the) Mingus' masterpieces for its use of colors, tonalities, expansive harmonies, and the juxtaposition of numerous aspects of the jazz tradition – from Ellingtonian swing to hard bop, to West Coast and new-thing jazz – employing a vocal chorus, and even Latin and flamenco flourishes in a single conceptual work played by an 11-piece orchestra.
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}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 272 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 105 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 11 Mb | 5% repair rar | 24bit remaster
© 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.
Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus

Better Git It in Your Soul: An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus by Krin Gabbard
English | Feb. 8, 2016 | ISBN: 0520260376 | 336 Pages | AZW3/EPUB/PDF (conv) | 6.94 MB

Charles Mingus is one of the most important—and most mythologized—composers and performers in jazz history. Classically trained and of mixed race, he was an outspoken innovator as well as a bandleader, composer, producer, and record-label owner.
Charles Mingus - East Coasting (1957/2015) MONO [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Charles Mingus - East Coasting (1957/2015) [MONO]
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 39:02 minutes | 481 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

One of Charles Mingus' lesser-known band sessions, this lyrical set of five originals (plus the standard "Memories of You") features his usual sidemen of the period (trombonist Jimmy Knepper, trumpeter Clarence Shaw, Shafi Hadi on tenor and alto, and drummer Dannie Richmond), along with pianist Bill Evans. The music stretches the boundaries of bop, is never predictable and, even if this is not one of Mingus' more acclaimed dates, it is well worth acquiring for the playing is quite stimulating.
Shanachie Entertainment - Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog (1998)

Shanachie Entertainment - Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog (1998)
DVDRip | 720x544 | .MKV/AVC @ 1802 Kbps | 1h 17mn | Audio: English AC3 192 kbps, 2 channels | Subs: None | 1.09 GiB
Genre: Documentary | Biography

The first comprehensive documentary of Afro-American jazz bassist, bandleader and composer Charles Mingus. Mingus led a tumultuous life filled with trauma and frustration, joy and creativity. Not light enough to be considered white and not dark enough to fit into the black community, he was an outcast in American society who charted his own path. Likewise, his legacy as a 20th Century composer reaches far beyond conventional jazz idioms. Mingus apprenticed with people like Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton and Charlie Parker before going out on his own and becoming a musical force for more than a decade. When interest in his music waned at the height of the rock era in the mid-1960s, and one of his closest collaborators Eric Dolphy died, he was institutionalized due to psychological problems. Upon his return to the music scene, he began playing more concerts and his sales zoomed. This golden period of recognition ended when he contracted Lou Gehrig's disease and his music began to deteriorate. He died in 1979.
Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um (1959) [Reissue 1999] PS3 ISO + Hi-Res FLAC

Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um (1959) [Reissue 1999]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 72:09 minutes | Scans included | 2,2 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,42 GB

Charles Mingus - Charles Mingus' Finest Hour (2002)  

Posted by TmanHome at July 6, 2014
Charles Mingus - Charles Mingus' Finest Hour (2002)

Charles Mingus - Charles Mingus' Finest Hour (2002)
Jazz, Post Bop | MP3 320 kbps CBR | 59 min | 137 MB
Label: Verve | Rel: 2002

Charles Mingus' Finest Hour, while a fine and eccentric collection of music, is only his finest hour of music on the labels owned by Universal-Emarcy, Mercury, Verve, and a few others. These include sessions where Lionel Hampton ( and not Mingus) was the bandleader. No matter. The majority, and the best of the material here, comes from the wonderful Pre-Bird set issued on Emarcy with Ted Curson, Marcus Belgrave and many others in a 25-piece orchestra that played Mingus compositions written before he met Charlie Parker. The other stuff comes from live concerts including some fine European sounds with Eric Dolphy, and some of the Bethlehem material. This is a decent look at a strange period between periods - between Atlantic and Columbia - for the giant one.
Charles Mingus - Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963) [Analogue Productions 2010] PS3 ISO + FLAC {RE-UP}

Charles Mingus - Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963) [APO Remaster 2010]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:18 minutes | Scans included | 1,25 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 839 MB
Charles Mingus - The Jazz Experiments Of Charles Mingus (1954/2013) [24-bit/96kHz]

Charles Mingus - The Jazz Experiments Of Charles Mingus (1954/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time - 46:20 minutes | 1,01 GB
Official Digital Download - Source: LinnRecords.com | Cover & Digital Booklet

Irascible, demanding, bullying, and probably a genius, Charles Mingus cuts himself a uniquely iconoclastic path through jazz in the middle of the 20th century, creating a legacy that became universally lauded only after he was no longer around to bug people. This album is a result of a session for 'Period Records' that was originally issued on two ten-inch records entitled 'Jazzical Moods'. The experimental workings of Mingus are briliantly explained in the booklet notes by the man himself in this suitably renamed format.