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Charles Mingus  - The Complete Albums Collection 1953-1957

Charles Mingus - The Complete Albums Collection 1953-1957


One of the most important figures in the development of American music, Charles Mingus will forever be remembered as being amongst the most inspirational and innovative composers and musicians of the 20th Century. A virtuoso double bassist and an accomplished pianist, Mingus’ extensive back catalogue of legendary recordings set a new standard in jazz experimentation, blending hard bop with elements of gospel, blues, classical and avant-garde. With a fearsome reputation as bandleader, Mingus’ direction drew some of the finest performances from the best performers ever to grace the genre, and in turn he left his mark on the work of generations of jazz musicians.
This four disc collection, containing 10 original Charles Mingus records, serves as a superb introduction to the genius of the great man as bandleader. Running at over five hours in completion, with these classic records remastered to the highest possible quality, this compilation of early works demonstrates just how advanced Mingus’ skills were at this early point in his recording career. Featuring a host of fine supporting musicians across a selection featuring some of his most important albums, this set will prove a delight for both the long term fan and those new to the glories of Charles Mingus’ music.

Tracklist:
 
CD 1
1 What Is This Thing Called Love? 3:06  
2 Darn That Dream 3:43  
3 Yesterdays 3:09  
4 Body And Soul 3:38  
5 Blue Moon 3:37  
6 Blue Tide 3:15  
7 Miss Bliss 3:07  
8 Eclipse 2:58  
9 Pink Topsy 3:07  
10 Blue Tide 3:12  
11 Minor Intrusion 10:13  
12 What is This Thing Called Love? 8:09  
13 Stormy Weather 3:17  
14 Abstractions 4:15  
15 Thrice Upon A Time 6:40  
16 Four Hands 8:50  
17 The Spur Of The Moment/Echonitus 8:36  

CD 2
1 Jump Monk 6:53  
2 Serenade In Blue 6:03  
3 Percussion Discussion 8:37  
4 Work Song 6:26  
5 Septemberly 7:04  
6 All The Things You C# 6:55  
7 A Foggy Day 5:37  
8 Drums 5:38  
9 Haitian Fight Song 5:27  
10 Lady Bird 5:58  
11 I'll Remember April 10:18  
12 Love Chant 7:26  

CD 3
1 Purple Heart 5:34  
2 Gregarian Chant 2:49  
3 Eulogy For Rudy Williams 6:20  
4 Tea For Two 6:18  
5 Smog L.A. 3:11  
6 Level Seven 4:15  
7 Transeason 4:21  
8 Rose Geranium 4:10  
9 Getting Together 4:38  
10 Pithecanthropus Erectus 10:35  
11 A Foggy Day 7:48  
12 Profile Of Jackie 3:10  
13 Love Chant 14:54  

CD 4
1 Haitian Fight Song 12:03  
2 Blue Cee 7:58  
3 Reincarnation Of A Lovebird 8:35  
4 The Clown 12:25  
5 Yesterdays 4:16  
6 Back Home Blues 5:32  
7 I Can't Get Started 6:31  
8 Hamp's New Blues 3:55  
9 Summertime 4:41  
10 Dizzy Moods 6:54  
11 Laura 6:34



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