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Charles Mingus - Complete Albums Collection 1957-1960 (4 CDS)

Charles Mingus - Complete Albums Collection 1957-1960 (4 CDS)

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Renowned for his virtuoso musical ability, his compositional genius and his astonishing body of work, Charles Mingus has left an enduring and revered legacy equal to, if not surpassing, any other jazz musician. A pioneer of double bass and keen practitioner of collective improvisation within his various groups, Mingus enlisted the talents of many up-and-coming musicians, encouraging them to interact with each other in the most unconventional ways. His skills as an arranger brought him much acclaim from his peers, with legendary trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie dubbing him an "organisational genius" and comparing him to a young Duke Ellington. As testament to Mingus' abilities, he produced many groundbreaking albums during his lifetime, a number of which remain counted among the finest jazz records ever made. This boxed set, featuring eight complete albums across four CDs, captures perfectly the genius of Charles Mingus during one of the most exciting and musically adventurous periods of his career. Containing over five hours of music, beautifully remastered from the original recordings, the collection presented here is the ideal starting point for any student of the great man's music and a fitting reminder of his genius for the more seasoned admirer.

- Disc 1 -
1 Memories of You
2 East Coasting
3 West Coast Ghost
4 Celia
5 Conversation
6 Fifty - First Street Blues
7 Scenes in the City
8 Nouroog
9 New York Sketchbook
10 Duke's Choice
11 Slippers

- Disc 2 -
1 Consider Me
2 Warning: Augmented
3 Motto/Dead in There
4 Final Curve
5 Boogie: 1 Am
6 Bed Time
7 Big Ben
8 Tell Me
9 Good Morning/A Dream Deferred
10 Same in Blues/Comment on Curb
11 Freedom/Island/Warning: Augmented/Jump Monk
12 Better Git in Your Soul
13 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
14 Boogie Stop Shuffle
15 Self - Portrait in Three Colors
16 Open Letter to Duke
17 Bird Calls
18 Fables of Faubus
19 Pussy Cat Dues
20 Jelly Roll

- Disc 3 -
1 Nostalgia in Times Square
2 I Can't Get Started
3 No Private Income Blues
4 Alice's Wonderland
5 Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
6 Cryin' Blues
7 Moanin'
8 Tensions
9 My Jelly Roll Soul
10 E's Flat, Ah's Flat Too

- Disc 4 -
1 Slop
2 Diane
3 Song with Orange
4 Gunslinging Bird
5 Things Ain't What They Used to Be
6 Far Wells, Mill Valley
7 New Now, Know How
8 Mood Indigo
9 Put Me in That Dungeon
10 Take the 'A' Train/Exactly Like You
11 Prayer for Passive Resistance
12 Eclipse
13 Mingus Fingus No. 2
14 Weird Nightmare
15 Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me/I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart
16 Bemoanable Lady
17 Half - Mast Inhibitio

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