Thursday, June 21, 2018

Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um (1959)


Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um (1959), which was recorded at the Columbia 30th Street Studio, NYC, in May 1959 and released in September 1959. This building was originally a church and transformed into a recording studio in 1949. How apropos! On a similar track, the album’s funky cover art is by Sadamitsu “S. Neil” Fujita, in matching the progressive sound of this music

The Musical Artists
Charles Mingus: composer, double bass Shafi Hadi: alto saxophone, tenor saxophone Horace Parlan: piano Dannie Richmond: drums Brooker Ervin: tenor saxophone Jimmy Knepper: trombone
Willie Dennis: trombone The Tracks Better Git It In Your Soul 0:00 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat 7:18 Boogie Stop Shuffle 12:59 Self-Portrait In Three Colors 17:56 Open Letter To Duke 21:02 Bird Calls 26:50 Fables Of Faubus 33:04 Pussy Cat Dues 41:15 Jelly Roll 50:25