pumpkins_rule
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#1
So over the past few months I've been spinning Kind of Blue, A Love Supreme and Round Midnight quite regularly. But today I picked up The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, and goddamn this shit is blowing my mind! I mean Trane and Miles Davis are great, but this is actually so fucking unreal! I mean it sounds almost like classical music mixed with an Alfred Hitchcock film score and of course, jazz. So cool, I can't wait to delve even further into the world of jazz.
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Doolittle
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#2
Man, I hear that!
Check out Mingus Ah Um. It's real amazing.

andy_woodhead
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Quote by Doolittle
Man, I hear that!
Check out Mingus Ah Um. It's real amazing.


Seconded. One of his best.
Nick_
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#5
The world needs more Mingus.


My recommendation, for something a little different, is Charles Mingus presents Charles Mingus: A really cool live album, later in his time, closer to free jazz than his better known stuff. The take of Faubus Fables has the lyrics and is just unreal.
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Quote by Doolittle
Man, I hear that!
Check out Mingus Ah Um. It's real amazing.

This. But then you can't really go wrong with any of his stuff.

<3 Fopp for having a bunch of his stuff for £5 at the moment.
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Nick_
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#8
^Which one? First impressions?

Some Mingus can take a few listenings to merely understand, let alone discover his textural genius.
opivy21
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#9
Fables of Faubus is one of the best songs ever. It's just perfect.
Nick_
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#10
^ Have you heard it with the lyrics?
psychodelia
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Quote by Nick_
^Which one? First impressions?

Some Mingus can take a few listenings to merely understand, let alone discover his textural genius.


With Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, I wasn't too interested initially, but after a few months I like it a lot more.
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Nick_
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#13
B&R is from the same era as Ah Um IIRC (just months apart I think). If you're really liking its sound, pickup up Ah Um too, it's Mingus' best known (although for the top of his studio work I prefer Black Saint)

It can be said that a mark of excellence in music is how well it holds up to repeat listenings. Albums like KoB are such revered classics because you can listen to them a thousand times and keep hearing new things. Mingus pushes this further; he sacrifices accessibility because you have to listen repeatedly for it to seem cohesive but once you do it becomes very rich.
opivy21
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#14
Quote by Nick_
^ Have you heard it with the lyrics?

I listened after your first post, and I really enjoyed it. He has a great voice.
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#15
Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus




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Quote by pumpkins_rule
But today I picked up The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, and goddamn this shit is blowing my mind! I mean Trane and Miles Davis are great, but this is actually so fucking unreal! I mean it sounds almost like classical music mixed with an Alfred Hitchcock film score and of course, jazz. So cool, I can't wait to delve even further into the world of jazz.


I will second everything that you have said, and to this I will add - this is something that Igor Stravinsky may have scored if he was on acid and stumbled into a jazz club in some pre dawn chaos.

First time I'm hearing this music too - ****ing unreal boys.
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#21
Wine. Dissertation. Mingus. I've had worse nights
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kmbuchamushroom
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#22
I just got this 10 cd box set his called Mysterious Blues for $20. Its not the best sound quality, but hey, its Mingus baby!

And how bout Tijuana Moods, you can really visualize what he was going for on this album.
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#23
Quote by opivy21
Fables of Faubus is one of the best songs ever. It's just perfect.

that's my favorite jam hands down