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Great album, problem with bonus tracks

Fantastic album, one of Mingus best. There is a problem with the iTunes version. Track 5 Passions of a Man, is from Oh Yeah. In its place is supposed to be Passions of a Woman Loved, originally released on Tonight at Noon but recorded during the sessions for The Clown. Passions of a Man is okay, in an avant garde way, but was not recorded at these sessions. Passions of a Woman Loved fits the sound of the album better. That having been said, both are bonus tracks not found on the original release (tracks 1-4). Again excellent album, would like to see iTunes fix the problem with the bonus tracks.


This album is so out, man




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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