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Charlie Mingus: The Young Rebel (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)Charlie Mingus: The Young Rebel (CD: Proper, 4 CDs)
The musical roots of Charlie Mingus' development are revealed on these early recordings of Mingus as a bandleader or sideman in such bands as those of Lionel Hampton, Red Norvo, Illinois Jacquet and Earl Hines. Mingus' arch-individualism shines through on most of these early sides and they are both the perfect introduction to his highly influential playing as well as a fascinating overview of the way this genius of music created his own style. (Proper Records) 


Price:  £15.49 


Charles Mingus: Jazzical Moods (CD: American Jazz Classics)
The complete original Charles Mingus album Jazzical Moods, which originally appeared as two 10” LPs (Period SPL-1107 & LP SPL-1111). To complement this brilliant album, we have added the complete LP The Moods of Mingus (Savoy 10” LP, MG-15050), recorded by the bassist during the same period and with a very similar personnel. Includes 16-page booklet. (Harmonia Mundi) 


Price:  £11.99 

Charles Mingus: Jazzical Moods (CD: American Jazz Classics)


Charles Mingus: At The Bohemia (CD: Debut- US Import)Charles Mingus: At The Bohemia (CD: Debut- US Import)
This was Charles Mingus's first recording with a working band of his own, issued on his own enterprising Debut label. The group was also the first to carry the Mingus Jazz Workshop banner. Recorded live, the music is among the earliest examples of the inspired interplay Mingus demanded from his musicians, and the unity of musical purpose he strived after. "Work Song" was the first Mingus composition with a socially conscious title and message. Max Roach, Mingus's partner in the Debut venture, sits in for "Percussion Discussion," a rousing duet (Mingus overdubbed a third part, played on piccolo bass). Barrow and Bert rise to the occasion, Waldron is already himself, and Jones, a Monk graduate, plays with taste and intelligence. This is an important milestone in the saga of Charles Mingus. (Fantasy, Inc.) 


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Charles Mingus: Complete Live At The Bohemia 1955 (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)
This 2-CD set compiles all of the music recorded by the Charles Mingus Quintet with Max Roach as the guest star during a fruitful and extended evening in 1955. Most but not all of the material appeared on the LPs Mingus at the Bohemia (Debut Records DEB-123) and The Charles Mingus Quintet Plus Max Roach (Fantasy 6009), while the rest were issued on different compilations.

The concert presents Mingus at a time in which he had found his musical identity. His group is augmented by the great Max Roach as a special guest, and both masters play, among other tunes, an amazing duet titled “Percussion Discussion”. Mal Waldron’s piano is another of the highlights.

An extremely rare broadcast showcasing Mingus’ group also at the Bohemia the following year has been added as a bonus, including a version of “What Is This Thing Called Love” on which Phineas Newborn, Jr. replaces Waldron on piano. No other recordings of Newborn and Mingus together are known to exist! Studio versions of two of the tunes taped at the Bohemia, “Haitian Fight Song” and “A Foggy Day” complete this release. (Discovery Records) 


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Charles Mingus: Complete Live At The Bohemia 1955 (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 2 CDs)


Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)
The Charles Mingus Quintet Plus Max Roach fixed a moment in time where Mingus found his musical identity. The concert was recorded at New York’s Café Bohemia on December 23, 1955, and Mingus’ group featured the great Max Roach as a special guest. Further recordings from the long date were released under the title Mingus at the Bohemia, while some others appeared on compilation sets.

• Only one song with Roach was included on Mingus at the Bohemia: a unique duet between the drummer and the bassist titled “Percussion Discussion.” Their other two collaborations from the date (“Drums” and “I’ll Remember April”) appeared on the LP presented here. An alternate take of “Drums” has been added as a bonus. (Discovery Records)

180g Vinyl Pressing. 


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Charles Mingus: Mingus In Wonderland (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Charles Mingus: Mingus In Wonderland (CD: Blue Note)


Charles Mingus: The Complete Town Hall Concert (CD: Blue Note)Charles Mingus: The Complete Town Hall Concert (CD: Blue Note)
 


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Charles Mingus: East Coasting (CD: Bethlehem)
This atmospheric and ambitious Mingus classic, a fascinating combination of blues, bop and swing, was recorded in the summer of 1957. The members of Mingus' sextet here include Clarence Shaw (trumpet) and Bill Evans (piano). Nat Hentoff's perceptive, original notes accompany this re-issue, which also includes bonus alternate takes of two of the original tracks. 


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Charles Mingus: East Coasting (CD: Bethlehem)


Charles Mingus: A Modern Jazz Symposium Of Music And Poetry (CD: Bethlehem)Charles Mingus: A Modern Jazz Symposium Of Music And Poetry (CD: Bethlehem)
 


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Charles Mingus: Four Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)
AVID Jazz here presents four classic Charlie Mingus albums plus, including original LP liner notes on a finely re-mastered and low priced double CD.

"The greatness of jazz is that it is an art of the moment………..particularly through improvisation………..and through the successive relation of one composition to another" So speaks Charlie Mingus in the liner notes for his large band tribute to the blues on "Blues And Roots," the first of our four albums devoted to the legendary bass player, pianist, composer and arranger. On "Mingus Three" by contrast, Mingus is joined by pianist Hampton Hawes and we can witness the two sparring with each other while Mingus stalwart Dannie Richmond provides the beat in a session from 1957. Forward to 1959 and we find Mingus in concert with his Jazz Workshop at the Nonagon Art Gallery in New York for "Jazz Portraits". Among a superb band we will discover alto man John Handy in his very first recording date before leaving to form his own band as well as tenor man Booker Ervin again a first timer in the studio. "…..I think I am finally composing" Mingus was heard to say during editing for the album…….he wasn’t wrong! Finally "Jazzical Moods" takes us into the realm of the avant garde where Mingus’ music delves deeper into the emotions using rhythmic, harmonic and emotional conflict to challenge the listener to the point where they may well feel this is not jazz at all!

All four albums plus have been digitally re-mastered for probably the finest sound quality ever! (AVID Entertainment) 


Price:  £8.99 

Charles Mingus: Four Classic Albums Plus (CD: AVID, 2 CDs)


Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um (CD: Columbia)Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um (CD: Columbia)
A virtual catalogue of bassist Mingus' distinctive compositions---set off by characteristically loose, inventive textures, tempo and melody changes, and warm-toned feeling. As jazz, it's eclectic music, drawing on an entire tradition---blues, gospel, r. & b., boogie, and incorporating both swing and free jazz. This 1959 recording features a 5-7 man band, playing pieces like "Better Git It in Your Soul," "Fables of Faubus" and the renowned tribute to Lester Young, "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat." Composed/ improvised material blown with head, heart and gut. Best of Mingus' albums. Highly recommended. (Andrew Clark, Editor, Riffs & Choruses: A New Jazz Anthology. Continuum Publishing.)

One of the greatest jazz albums of all time, 'Ah Um' from 1959, is like a benediction to the roots of African-American music and gospel. Recorded at a time when the great bass man was frequently paying homage to inspirational jazz figures like Waller, Monk and, on this occasion, Lester Young ('Goodbye Porkpie Hat'), Ellington ('Open Letter To Duke') and Jelly Roll Morton ('Jelly Roll'). The band, featuring Jimmy Knepper's trombone and Horace Parlan on piano, in addition to a hard blowing front line of Ervin, Handy III and Hadi, whip up an incredible intensity and inject the compositions with a sense of both drama and comedy. An amazing achievement.

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


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Charles Mingus: Mingus Dynasty (CD: Columbia)
 


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Charles Mingus: Mingus Dynasty (CD: Columbia)


Charles Mingus: Blues & Roots (CD: Atlantic)Charles Mingus: Blues & Roots (CD: Atlantic)
'Blues & Roots was..a trailblazer - a nine-piece outfit delving deep into states of rich intensity' (Rolling Stone Jazz & Blues Guide).

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


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Charles Mingus: Blues & Roots (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)

Limited edition 180 g vinyl, super fidelity audiophile pressing. 


Price:  £18.99 

Charles Mingus: Blues & Roots (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)


Charles Mingus: Tonight At Noon (CD: Atlantic)Charles Mingus: Tonight At Noon (CD: Atlantic)
One of the few real masters of the bass in jazz history, Charles Mingus articulated the emotional currents of his time in a unique way. The performances on this album were recorded on two separate occasions, some four years apart. The 1961 date includes ‘Invisible Lady’ and ‘Peggy’s Blue Skylight’ featuring Roland Kirk. (Warner Jazz) 


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Charles Mingus: Mingus At Antibes (CD: Atlantic)
 


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Charles Mingus: Mingus At Antibes (CD: Atlantic)


Charles Mingus: The Clown (CD: Atlantic)Charles Mingus: The Clown (CD: Atlantic)
 


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Charles Mingus: Oh Yeah (CD: Atlantic)
 


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Charles Mingus: Oh Yeah (CD: Atlantic)


Charles Mingus: The Very Best Of.. (CD: Rhino/ Atlantic- US Import)Charles Mingus: The Very Best Of.. (CD: Rhino/ Atlantic- US Import)
 


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Charles Mingus: Pithecanthropus Erectus (CD: Atlantic)
Collective improvisation and compositional flair from bassist/composer Mingus and "workshops" groups (1955-57). Suspended chord sequences, vocalized instrumental tones and modal sections (title-track) anticipate later "free" jazz. Always lively and intriguing structures, with Mingus' acute sense of innovation and experiment. Personnel includes Jackie McLean, J.R. Monterose and George Barrow on saxes, trombonists Eddie Bert and Jimmy Knepper, and pianists Bill Evans and superb Mal Waldron. Roots and spirit of jazz here---always that sound of surprise. (Andrew Clark, Editor, Riffs & Choruses: A New Jazz Anthology. Continuum Publishing.)

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


Price:  £9.99 

Charles Mingus: Pithecanthropus Erectus (CD: Atlantic)


Charles Mingus: Pithecanthropus Erectus (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)Charles Mingus: Pithecanthropus Erectus (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)

180g pressing. 


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Charles Mingus: The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (CD: Impulse)
'This eleven piece band was virtually a working group and, with outstanding contributions from the seemingly disparate soloists Quentin Jackson and Charlie Mariano, it is in fact a marvellous conglomeration of everything from nineteenth century piano to flamenco guitar.' (The Rough Guide To Jazz)

A BEBOP SHOP MILESTONE- An essential recording for your jazz CD shelf 


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Charles Mingus: The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (CD: Impulse)


Charles Mingus: Tijuana Moods (CD: Columbia, 2 CDs)Charles Mingus: Tijuana Moods (CD: Columbia, 2 CDs)
 


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Charles Mingus: Tijuana Moods (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)

Limited edition high definition 180 g vinyl LP. Includes free MP3 download.  


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Charles Mingus: Tijuana Moods (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)


Charles Mingus: The Complete 1960  Nat Hentoff Sessions (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 3 CDs)Charles Mingus: The Complete 1960 Nat Hentoff Sessions (CD: Essential Jazz Classics, 3 CDs)
In 1960 celebrated jazz critic Nat Hentoff called Charles Mingus record number of sessions for the new Candid label on which Mingus was given absolute freedom. All the music from the sessions presented on this set. Taped during the apex of Mingu’s creativity, they showcase such stars as Eric Dolphy, Roy Eldridge, Booker Ervin, Jimmy Knepper, Charles MacPherson, Paul Bley, Tommy Flanagan, Jo Jones and Dannie Richmond. 3 CD set includes two bonus tracks. (Discovery Records) 


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Charles Mingus: The Impulse Story (CD: Impulse)
 


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Charles Mingus: The Impulse Story (CD: Impulse)


Charles Mingus: Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus (CD: Impulse)Charles Mingus: Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus (CD: Impulse)
 


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Charles Mingus: The 1962 Town Hall Concert (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)
Complete 1962 concert given by Charles Mingus and his big band at New York's Town Hall.A controversial performance at the time, it features the leader performing compositions he would only rarely record on other occasions.

Limited edition high-definition 180g vinyl LP 


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Charles Mingus: The 1962 Town Hall Concert (Vinyl LP: Wax Time)


Charles Mingus: Mingus In Europe (CD: Enja)Charles Mingus: Mingus In Europe (CD: Enja)
 


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Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy: Cornell 1964 (CD: Blue Note, 2 CDs)
 


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Charles Mingus Sextet with Eric Dolphy: Cornell 1964 (CD: Blue Note, 2 CDs)


Charles Mingus & Eric Dolphy Sextet: The Complete Bremen Concert (CD: JazzLips, 2 CDs)Charles Mingus & Eric Dolphy Sextet: The Complete Bremen Concert (CD: JazzLips, 2 CDs)
For the first time ever on CD, Charles Mingus and Eric Dolphy’s complete long-unavailable April 16, 1964 Bremen concert, originally issued only on three hard to find LPs. This splendid performance was the last complete concert featuring Johnny Coles with the group (he would collapse due to a stomach ulcer the following day while playing in Paris and had to leave the band). (Discovery Records) 


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Charles Mingus: Changes One (CD: Atlantic)
 


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Charles Mingus: Changes One (CD: Atlantic)


Charles Mingus: Changes Two (CD: Atlantic)Charles Mingus: Changes Two (CD: Atlantic)
 


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Charles Mingus: Me, Myself An Eye (CD: Atlantic)
 


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Charles Mingus: Me, Myself An Eye (CD: Atlantic)


Charles Mingus: In Paris- The Complete America Sessions (CD: EmArcy)Charles Mingus: In Paris- The Complete America Sessions (CD: EmArcy)
 


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Charles Mingus: Three Or Four Shades Of Blues (CD: Atlantic)
 


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Charles Mingus: Three Or Four Shades Of Blues (CD: Atlantic)

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