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Charles Mingus – Jazz Composers Workshop (1954-55) (1956/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Charles Mingus – Jazz Composers Workshop (1954-55) (1956/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/96kHz | Time – 44:41 minutes | 667 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Jazz Composers Workshop is an album featuring jazz bassist Charles Mingus. It combines the earlier album Moods of Mingus with a Wally Cirillo session released earlier on the album Wally Cirillo & Bobby Scott. It was released on the Savoy label.

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Charles Mingus – Mingus At The Bohemia, December 1955 (2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Charles Mingus – Mingus At The Bohemia, December 1955 (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 42:09 minutes | 670 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © RevOla

Mingus at the Bohemia is a live album by Charles Mingus that was recorded at Café Bohemia in New York City on December 23, 1955. It was released in August 1956. Max Roach makes a guest appearance on one track. Other recordings from the same performance were released in 1964 under the title The Charles Mingus Quintet & Max Roach.

Mingus at the Bohemia has also been released under the title Chazz! and credited to The Charles Mingus Quintet.

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Charles Mingus – Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/44,1kHz]

Charles Mingus – Jazz in Detroit / Strata Concert Gallery / 46 Selden (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 kHz | Time – 04:29:41 minutes | 1,99 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © BBE Music

The radical discovery by Amir Abdullah of 5 two-track master tapes in the care of Hermine Brooks ­– widow of innovative Detroit drummer Roy Brooks – of the Charles Mingus Quintet recorded live in Detroit at Strata Concert Gallery is cause for some serious celebration.

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Charles Mingus – Changes Two (1975/2011) [Official Digital Download 24bit/192kHz]

Charles Mingus – Changes Two (1975/2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time – 43:05 minutes | 1,58 GB
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 43:05 minutes | 917 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

Innovative jazz composer and bassist Charles Mingus’ 1975 release, “Changes Two” is a refreshing blend of free jazz, bebop and gospel stylings. Mingus’ trademark horn arrangements and stunning melodies are highlighted through this diverse, intriguing and complex repertoire. Included on the album is the cinematic remake of his classic “Orange was the Color of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk,” a vocal rendition of “Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love” featuring Jackie Paris and the colorful “Free Cell Block F, ‘Tis Nazi U.S.A.” This mind-blowing hi-res download is the only way to experience one of jazz’s most legendary players.

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Charles Mingus – At Bremen 1964 & 1975 (2020) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Charles Mingus – At Bremen 1964 & 1975 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 03:54:03 minutes | 4,22 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Sunnyside

The great bassist and composer Charles Mingus had his diehard supporters and detractors. His explosive intermingling of devil may care attitude, imposing character and aggressive music was sure to rub some listeners the wrong way and was just as likely to attract adventurous fans. But his genius could not be denied; it just may have taken some time to break down barriers.

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Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um (1959) [MFSL 2019] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um (1959) [MFSL 2019]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 45:55 minutes | Scans included | 1,87 GB
or FLAC (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/96 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,06 GB
Genre: Jazz | Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab # UDSACD 2208

Mingus Ah Um is a studio album by American jazz musician Charles Mingus, originally released in 1959 by Columbia Records. It was his first album recorded for Columbia. The Penguin Guide to Jazz calls this album “an extended tribute to ancestors” (and awards it one of their rare crowns), and Mingus’s musical forebears figure largely throughout.

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Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um (1959) [Reissue 1999] {PS3 ISO + FLAC}

Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um (1959) [Reissue 1999]
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 72:09 minutes | Scans included | 2,93 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Full Scans included | 1,43 GB
Genre: Jazz

Mingus Ah Um is a studio album by American jazz musician Charles Mingus, released in 1959 by Columbia Records. It was his first album recorded for Columbia. The Penguin Guide to Jazz on CD calls this album “an extended tribute to ancestors” (and awards it one of their rare crowns), and Mingus’s musical forebears figure largely throughout.

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Charles Mingus – The Music of Mingus ’77 (Remastered) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Charles Mingus – The Music of Mingus ’77 (Remastered) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time – 52:12 minutes | 1,01 GB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © High Fidelity Masters

Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer and bandleader. A major proponent of collective improvisation, he is considered to be one of the greatest jazz musicians and composers in history, with a career spanning three decades and collaborations with other jazz legends such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dannie Richmond, and Herbie Hancock.

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Charles Mingus – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1964/2021) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Charles Mingus – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1964/2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 40:21 minutes | 829 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Verve Reissues

Having completed what he (and many critics) regarded as his masterwork in The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Charles Mingus’ next sessions for Impulse found him looking back over a long and fruitful career. Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus is sort of a “greatest hits revisited” record, as the bassist revamps or tinkers with some of his best-known works. The titles are altered as well – “II B.S.” is basically “Haitian Fight Song” (this is the version used in the late-’90s car commercial); “Theme for Lester Young” is “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”; “Better Get Hit in Your Soul” adds a new ending, but just one letter to the title; “Hora Decubitus” is a growling overhaul of “E’s Flat Ah’s Flat Too”; and “I X Love” modifies “Nouroog,” which was part of “Open Letter to Duke.” There’s also a cover of Duke Ellington’s “Mood Indigo,” leaving just one new composition, “Celia.” Which naturally leads to the question: With the ostensible shortage of ideas, what exactly makes this a significant Mingus effort? The answer is that the 11-piece bands assembled here (slightly different for the two separate recording sessions) are among Mingus’ finest, featuring some of the key personnel (Eric Dolphy, pianist Jaki Byard) that would make up the legendary quintet/sextet with which Mingus toured Europe in 1964. And they simply burn, blasting through versions that equal and often surpass the originals – which is, of course, no small feat. This was Mingus’ last major statement for quite some time, and aside from a solo piano album and a series of live recordings from the 1964 tour, also his last album until 1970. It closes out the most productive and significant chapter of his career, and one of the most fertile, inventive hot streaks of any composer in jazz history.

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Charles Mingus – Tijuana Moods (1962) [Reissue 2015] {SACD ISO + FLAC}

Charlie Mingus – Tijuana Moods (1962) [Reissue 2015]
SACD Rip | SACD ISO | DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 35:41 minutes | Front/Rear Covers | 1,44 GB
or FLAC(converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Front/Rear Covers | 795 MB
Genre: Jazz

Tijuana Moods is an album by Charles Mingus originally recorded in 1957 but not released until 1962. The name “Charlie Mingus” appears on the cover of the original album. Mingus hated all nicknames derived from Charles (“Don’t call me Charlie; that’s not a man’s name, that’s a name for a horse”). All songs were composed by Mingus except “Flamingo” (Ted Grouya).

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