Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um 180g Import LP (Blue Vinyl)
Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um 180g Import LP (Blue Vinyl)
Genre: Jazz
Label: DOL
Format: 33RPM,
Size: 12"

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Charles Mingus Mingus Ah Um 180g Import LP (Blue Vinyl)

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SKU:
DOLLP710544
UPC:
889397105440
180g Limited Edition Blue Vinyl with Die-Cut Sleeve!

Widely regarded as one of the greatest jazz albums, Mingus Ah Um was originally released in 1959. Mingus pays tribute to many of his musical predecessors through songs like "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", "Open Letter To Duke", and "Jelly Roll", while "Fables Of Faubus" was named after Arkansas Governor Orval E. Faubus who wouldn't allow integeration of Little Rock schools even after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled otherwise.

"Charles Mingus' debut for Columbia, Mingus Ah Um is a stunning summation of the bassist's talents and probably the best reference point for beginners. While there's also a strong case for The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady as his best work overall, it lacks Ah Um's immediate accessibility and brilliantly sculpted individual tunes. Mingus' compositions and arrangements were always extremely focused, assimilating individual spontaneity into a firm consistency of mood, and that approach reaches an ultra-tight zenith on Mingus Ah Um. The band includes longtime Mingus stalwarts already well versed in his music, like saxophonists John Handy, Shafi Hadi, and Booker Ervin; trombonists Jimmy Knepper and Willie Dennis; pianist Horace Parlan; and drummer Dannie Richmond. Their razor-sharp performances tie together what may well be Mingus' greatest, most emotionally varied set of compositions. At least three became instant classics, starting with the irrepressible spiritual exuberance of signature tune "Better Get It in Your Soul," taken in a hard-charging 6/8 and punctuated by joyous gospel shouts. "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" is a slow, graceful elegy for Lester Young, who died not long before the sessions. The sharply contrasting "Fables of Faubus" is a savage mockery of segregationist Arkansas governor Orval Faubus, portrayed musically as a bumbling vaudeville clown (the scathing lyrics, censored by skittish executives, can be heard on Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus). The underrated "Boogie Stop Shuffle" is bursting with aggressive swing, and elsewhere there are tributes to Mingus' most revered influences: "Open Letter to Duke" is inspired by Duke Ellington and "Jelly Roll" is an idiosyncratic yet affectionate nod to jazz's first great composer, Jelly Roll Morton. It simply isn't possible to single out one Mingus album as definitive, but Mingus Ah Um comes the closest." - Steve Huey, allmusic.com

Features:
• Limited Edition 180g Blue Vinyl
• Limited Edition Die-Cut Sleeve
• Import

Musicians:
John Handy, alto sax, clarinet, tenor sax
Booker Ervin, tenor sax
Shafi Hadi, tenor sax,, alto sax
Willie Dennis, trombone
Jimmy Knepper, trombone
Horace Parlan, piano
Charles Mingus, bass, piano
Dannie Richmond, drums

Selections:
1. Better Git It In Your Soul
2. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
3. Boogie Stop Shuffle
4. Self-Portrait In Three Colors
5. Open Letter To Duke
6. Bird Calls
7. Fables Of Faubus
8. Pussy Cat Dues
9. Jelly Roll
Description
180g Limited Edition Blue Vinyl with Die-Cut Sleeve!

Widely regarded as one of the greatest jazz albums, Mingus Ah Um was originally released in 1959. Mingus pays tribute to many of his musical predecessors through songs like "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat", "Open Letter To Duke", and "Jelly Roll", while "Fables Of Faubus" was named after Arkansas Governor Orval E. Faubus who wouldn't allow integeration of Little Rock schools even after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled otherwise.

"Charles Mingus' debut for Columbia, Mingus Ah Um is a stunning summation of the bassist's talents and probably the best reference point for beginners. While there's also a strong case for The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady as his best work overall, it lacks Ah Um's immediate accessibility and brilliantly sculpted individual tunes. Mingus' compositions and arrangements were always extremely focused, assimilating individual spontaneity into a firm consistency of mood, and that approach reaches an ultra-tight zenith on Mingus Ah Um. The band includes longtime Mingus stalwarts already well versed in his music, like saxophonists John Handy, Shafi Hadi, and Booker Ervin; trombonists Jimmy Knepper and Willie Dennis; pianist Horace Parlan; and drummer Dannie Richmond. Their razor-sharp performances tie together what may well be Mingus' greatest, most emotionally varied set of compositions. At least three became instant classics, starting with the irrepressible spiritual exuberance of signature tune "Better Get It in Your Soul," taken in a hard-charging 6/8 and punctuated by joyous gospel shouts. "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" is a slow, graceful elegy for Lester Young, who died not long before the sessions. The sharply contrasting "Fables of Faubus" is a savage mockery of segregationist Arkansas governor Orval Faubus, portrayed musically as a bumbling vaudeville clown (the scathing lyrics, censored by skittish executives, can be heard on Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus). The underrated "Boogie Stop Shuffle" is bursting with aggressive swing, and elsewhere there are tributes to Mingus' most revered influences: "Open Letter to Duke" is inspired by Duke Ellington and "Jelly Roll" is an idiosyncratic yet affectionate nod to jazz's first great composer, Jelly Roll Morton. It simply isn't possible to single out one Mingus album as definitive, but Mingus Ah Um comes the closest." - Steve Huey, allmusic.com

Features:
• Limited Edition 180g Blue Vinyl
• Limited Edition Die-Cut Sleeve
• Import

Musicians:
John Handy, alto sax, clarinet, tenor sax
Booker Ervin, tenor sax
Shafi Hadi, tenor sax,, alto sax
Willie Dennis, trombone
Jimmy Knepper, trombone
Horace Parlan, piano
Charles Mingus, bass, piano
Dannie Richmond, drums

Selections:
1. Better Git It In Your Soul
2. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
3. Boogie Stop Shuffle
4. Self-Portrait In Three Colors
5. Open Letter To Duke
6. Bird Calls
7. Fables Of Faubus
8. Pussy Cat Dues
9. Jelly Roll
Genre
Jazz
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Artist
Charles Mingus
Title
Mingus Ah Um
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
180G
Record Speed
33RPM
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
1
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
03-09-2017
Availability
Backordered
Format
Vinyl
ISBN
Release Date
06-06-2017
ASSOC
R
Scratch & Dent
0
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