Mingus Ah Um/Charles Mingus: Indispensable Jazz

Mingus Ah Um/Charles Mingus: Indispensable Jazz

MINGUS AH UM/Charles Mingus

Columbia CS 8171

Recorded May 5-12, 1959, Columbia 30th Studio, New York City

Released October 1959

My copy is a reissue by Classic Records in 1995 - 180 gm



Charles Mingus – bass, piano 

Horace Parlan – piano

Dannie Richmond – drums

John Handy – alto saxophone

Booker Ervin - tenor saxophone

Shafi Hadi – tenor saxophone

Willie Dennis – trombone

Jimmy Knepper – trombone


Charles Mingus’s first recording for Columbia Records is, to my ears, one of the top 20 indispensable Jazz Music records.  Let your ears be the judge. For me, all that’s missing are great Intore dancers from Rwanda, for some of the music here is straight from that beautiful land of a thousand hills. 


Listen to Better Git It In Your Soul by Charles Mingus



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