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Mingus Ah Um

Artist
TypeStudio Full-length
Released
GenresJazz, Post-Bop, Hard Bop
LabelsColumbia Records
Length45:56
Ranked#3 for 1959 , #502 all-time
Reviews :  0
Comments :  1
Total votes :  1
Rating :  95 / 100
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Mingus Ah Um Information

Track listing (Songs)

Title Length Rating Votes
1. Better Git It in Your Soul 7:22 95 1
2. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat 5:44 100 1
3. Boogie Stop Shuffle 5:02 90 1
4. Self-Portrait in Three Colors 3:10 95 1
5. Open Letter to Duke 5:51 90 1
6. Bird Calls 6:17 90 1
7. Fables of Faubus 8:14 100 1
8. Pussy Cat Dues 9:14 90 1
9. Jelly Roll 6:17 90 1

Line-up (Members)

  • Charles Mingus : Bass, Piano (with Parlan on Track 10)
  • John Handy : Alto Sax (6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12), Clarinet (8), Tenor Sax (1, 2)
  • Booker Ervin : Tenor Sax
  • Shafi Hadi : Tenor Sax (2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10), Alto Sax (1, 5, 6, 9, 12)
  • Willie Dennis : Trombone (3, 4, 5, 12)
  • Jimmy Knepper : Trombone (1, 7, 8, 9, 10)
  • Horace Parlan : Piano
  • Dannie Richmond : Drums

Production staff / artist

  • Teo Macero : Producer
  • Ray Moore : Recording Engineer
  • Fred Plaut : Recording Engineer
  • S. Neil Fujita : Artwork
Additional notes
Reissue bonus tracks :
10. Pedal Point Blues (6:30)
11. GG Train (4:39)
12. Girl of My Dreams (4:08)

Recorded : May 5 and May 12, 1959, Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York

Mingus Ah Um Comments

 (95/100)
재즈 역사상 최고의 베이시스트 중 한 명인 찰스 밍거스의 명반. 전 곡을 직접 작곡하였으며, 뛰어난 작곡가였던 만큼 개별 곡들이 완벽에 가까운 구조를 지녔다. 서정적이고 서사적이며 애잔하기도 한 앨범으로, 재즈의 전성기인 50년대를 빛낸 걸작 중 하나.

Charles Mingus Discography

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(1955) Live - 0 0
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(1981) Live - 0 0
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(1996) Live - 0 0
(2007) Live - 0 0