Charles Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus on Hybrid SACD
Mastered by Kevin Gray from the Original Master Tapes
This 1963 recording is a major showcase of the talented Charles Mingus as a bassist, pianist and writer. From the blues-painted bass moaning that opens "II BS," to the blazing fire of "Hora Decubitis," these tunes come furiously barreling out one after another. Speed and density aside, however, there are also multicolor, lovely tunes like Ellington's "Mood Indigo" and Mingus's paean to Lester Young. More than anything, though, this is a major document thanks to the presence of the big ensemble, harmonized by the late Jaki Byard on piano and fronted by a herd of horn-players, Eric Dolphy and Booker Ervin chief among them.
Charles Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Track Listing:
1. II B.S.
2. I X Love
4. Mood Indigo
5. Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul
6. Theme for Lester Young
7. Hora Decubitus