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Customer Reviews

Not dinner jazz

This album kicks you in the pants and makes you like it. Mingus spews random gutteral phrases like an evangelical devil. He plays piano with two pork chops for hands and makes it sound great. Listen thrice. The first two just go by you like a freight train on a down grade...

Let loose

The opening review says it better than I can, but I'll add this: if the image of a group of musicians (with major chops) breaking into a studio and playing as wild and loose as they can appeals to you, you'll like this album. Roland Kirk is amazing.

Sing it brother!

Man I tell you, this one is a must. Speak! You want a little church? Come forth and preach! Any Mingus is good Mingus, but this one is up there in the heavens, scours the earth, and digs deep in the depths of hell.


Born: April 22, 1922 in Nogales, AZ

Genre: Jazz

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s

Irascible, demanding, bullying, and probably a genius, Charles Mingus cut 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. As a bassist, he knew few peers, blessed with a powerful tone and pulsating sense of rhythm, capable of elevating the instrument into the front line of a band. But had he been just a string player, few would know his name today. Rather, he was...
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