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Great collection of songs!

I would definitely recommend Haitian and Moanin', the berry on this song is brilliant! The saxes on this album are great, same for the trombones. I Would also recommend the album: Mingus Ah Um!!!!

A Mingus Must

I bought the Mingus Atlantic Anthology back in my college days circa '95, and although limited, it was a great precurser to the overall Mingus experience. If you are a true fan of jazz, or simply great music, then you need to explore the music of Charles Mingus. The music of Mingus is filled with soul, blues, jazz, gospel, and even the avante garde. Always consisting of exploratory players to perform the often exploratory compositions (Mingus didn't always "write" his music, but he dictated it to his band members), the Mingus groups were always tight, and incredibly creative in improvisation. Buy this compilation and immerse yourself in a true American artist and his music. Discover Charles Mingus!


Best. Song. EVER!


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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