• Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um (180g) Vinyl LP
  • Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um (180g) Vinyl LP

Charles Mingus
Mingus Ah Um (180g) Vinyl LP

Jazz Wax Records

↳ one of the greatest jazz albums of all time

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POST BOP MASTERPIECE FROM AMERICAN JAZZ LEGEND. Mingus Ah Um was originally recorded in 1959 and drew on the influence of Mingus' musical ancestors. It was the storied bassist's debut for Columbia and he turned in a recording that captured all of his talents. The set is extremely varied, encompassing the spiritual ecstasy of "Better Get It in Your Soul," complete with gospel shouts and the mockery of segregationist Arkansas governor Orval Faubus on "Fables of Faubus" (the censored lyrics can be found on Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus, a fire LP you should pick up if you ever see it in the crates). There's a tribute to the then recently deceased saxophonist Lester Young on the slow moving "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" and the aggressive swing of "Boogie Stop Shuffle." Mingus also offers up nods to jazz greats Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton on their namesake songs. With all that and more, Mingus Ah Um comes the closest to being the definitive Mingus album, or even the definitive jazz album. Nine tracks in all. Released by Jazz Wax Records on 180 gram virgin vinyl. Recommended.

  • limited pressing on virgin vinyl
  • 180g vinyl
  • newly remastered
  • deluxe inner sleeves
  • music label: Jazz Wax Records 2019
reviewed by Ralphy Corduroy 2/2019

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