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27Mar/17Off

Charles Mingus – Pithecanthropus Erectus (1956) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2011 #WPGR-10003] SACD ISO

Charles Mingus – Pithecanthropus Erectus (1956) [Japanese SHM-SACD 2011 #WPGR-10003]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 2.0 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 36:31 minutes | Scans included | 1,09 GB
Genre: Jazz

Pithecanthropus Erectus was Charles Mingus’ breakthrough as a leader, the album where he established himself as a composer of boundless imagination and a fresh new voice that, despite his ambitiously modern concepts, was firmly grounded in jazz tradition. Mingus truly discovered himself after mastering the vocabularies of bop and swing, and with Pithecanthropus Erectus he began seeking new ways to increase the evocative power of the art form and challenge his musicians (who here include altoist Jackie McLean and pianist Mal Waldron) to work outside of convention. The title cut is one of his greatest masterpieces: a four-movement tone poem depicting man’s evolution from pride and accomplishment to hubris and slavery and finally to ultimate destruction. The piece is held together by a haunting, repeated theme and broken up by frenetic, sound-effect-filled interludes that grow darker as man’s spirit sinks lower. It can be a little hard to follow the story line, but the whole thing seethes with a brooding intensity that comes from the soloist’s extraordinary focus on the mood, rather than simply flashing their chops. Mingus’ playful side surfaces on “A Foggy Day (In San Francisco),” which crams numerous sound effects (all from actual instruments) into a highly visual portrait, complete with honking cars, ringing trolleys, sirens, police whistles, change clinking on the sidewalk, and more. This was the first album where Mingus tailored his arrangements to the personalities of his musicians, teaching the pieces by ear instead of writing everything out. Perhaps that’s why Pithecanthropus Erectus resembles paintings in sound — full of sumptuous tone colors learned through Duke Ellington, but also rich in sonic details that only could have come from an adventurous modernist. And Mingus plays with the sort of raw passion that comes with the first flush of mastery. Still one of his greatest.

Tracklist:
01. Pithecanthropus Erectus
02. A Foggy Day
03. Profile Of Jackie
04. Love Chant

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27Mar/17Off

Charles Mingus – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963) [Analogue Productions Remaster 2010] SACD ISO

Charles Mingus – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1963) [Analogue Productions Remaster 2010]
PS3 Rip | ISO | SACD DSD64 Stereo > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 40:18 minutes | Scans included | 1,25 GB
Genre: Jazz

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.

Tracklist:
01. II B.S.
02. I X Love
03. Celia
04. Mood Indigo
05. Better Get Hit in Yo’ Soul
06. Theme for Lester Young
07. Hora Decubitus

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21Mar/17Off

Charles Mingus – East Coasting By Charles Mingus (1957/2013) [Jazz, TheClassicalShop, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Charles Mingus
Title: East Coasting By Charles Mingus
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1957/2013
Label: Bethlehem Records
Duration: 39:01
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: TheClassicalShop

Mingus originals, except for "Memories of You," written by Blake-Rasaf, this album was originally recorded in 1957 for Bethlehem Jazz; released in the shadow of his 1962 album Tijuana Moods, East Coasting is finally enjoying the success it should have had from the beginning.

21Mar/17Off

Charles Mingus – The Jazz Experiments Of Charles Mingus (1954/2013) [Jazz, LINN, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Charles Mingus
Title: The Jazz Experiments Of Charles Mingus
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1954/2013
Label: Linn Records
Duration: 46:20
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: LINN

Irascible, demanding, bullying, and probably a genius, Charles Mingus cuts himself a uniquely iconoclastic path through jazz in the middle of the 20th century, creating a legacy that became universally lauded only after he was no longer around to bug people. This album is a result of a session for 'Period Records' that was originally issued on two ten-inch records entitled 'Jazzical Moods'. The experimental workings of Mingus are briliantly explained in the booklet notes by the man himself in this suitably renamed format.

21Mar/17Off

Charles Mingus – The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady (1963/1995) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Charles Mingus
Title: The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1963/1995
Label: Impulse Records
Duration: 39:10
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady is one of the greatest achievements in orchestration by any composer in jazz history. Charles Mingus consciously designed the six-part ballet as his magnum opus, and --- implied in his famous inclusion of liner notes by his psychologist --- it's as much an examination of his own tortured psyche as it is a conceptual piece about love and struggle. It veers between so many emotions that it defies easy encapsulation; for that matter, it can be difficult just to assimilate in the first place. Yet the work soon reveals itself as a masterpiece of rich, multi-layered texture and swirling tonal colors, manipulated with a painter's attention to detail. There are a few stylistic reference points --- Ellington, the contemporary avant-garde, several flamenco guitar breaks --- but the totality is quite unlike what came before it. Mingus relies heavily on the timbral contrasts between expressively vocal-like muted brass, a rumbling mass of low voices (including tuba and baritone sax), and achingly lyrical upper woodwinds, highlighted by altoist Charlie Mariano. Within that framework, Mingus plays shifting rhythms, moaning dissonances, and multiple lines off one another in the most complex, interlaced fashion he'd ever attempted. Mingus was sometimes pigeonholed as a firebrand, but the personal exorcism of Black Saint deserves the reputation --- one needn't be able to follow the story line to hear the suffering, mourning, frustration, and caged fury pouring out of the music. The 11-piece group rehearsed the original score during a Village Vanguard engagement, where Mingus allowed the players to mold the music further; in the studio, however, his exacting perfectionism made The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady the first jazz album to rely on overdubbing technology. The result is one of the high-water marks for avant-garde jazz in the '60s and arguably Mingus' most brilliant moment. ~ AllMusic

21Mar/17Off

Charles Mingus – Oh Yeah (1962/2011) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: Charles Mingus
Title: Oh Yeah
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1962/2011
Label: Rhino Atlantic
Duration: 44:19
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

For the First Time -- Digitally Released As High Resolution Downloads 192kHz/24bit Classic Jazz Titles from the Archives of Warner Bros Records, Reprise, Atlantic Records, and Rhino Records. Known for defying boundaries, Oh Yeah is a testament to Mingus' unparalleled versatility. The commanding record delivers Mingus' distinctive and unique approach to musical composition. His blues-tinged vocals are soaked with stellar piano playing. The album finds Mingus collaborating with an all-star cast of musicians including trombonist Jimmy Knepper, multi-instrumentalist Rahsaan Roland Kirk and more. A strikingly energetic album that is sure to please all ears.

21Mar/17Off

Charles Mingus – Mingus Plays Piano (1963/1997) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 96kHz/24bit]

Artist: Charles Mingus
Title: Mingus Plays Piano
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1963/1997
Label: Impulse Records
Duration: 41:28
Quality: FLAC 96kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

On this brilliant 1963 release, bassist and composer extraordinaire Charles Mingus delivers a fiery, startling imaginative album of solo piano takes of his compositions, free improvisations, and jazz standards. Included are covers of "Body and Soul" and "I Can't Get Started," as well as originals such as "Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Silk Blues." The classic 1963 release by one of jazz's great revolutionaries is a great insight into the imagination of one of the most imaginative and prolific jazz musicians of the 20th Century.

21Mar/17Off

Charles Mingus – Cumbia and Jazz Fusion (1977/2011) [Jazz, HDTracks, FLAC 192kHz/24bit]

Artist: Charles Mingus
Title: Cumbia and Jazz Fusion
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1977/2011
Label: Rhino Atlantic
Duration: 50:16
Quality: FLAC 192kHz/24bit
Source: HDTracks

Cumbia & Jazz Fusion is an electrifying work that features two extended compositions by one of the most notable figures in twentieth century American music. The title track highlights a varied use of woodwind instruments creating a full-bodied arrangement bursting with Latin and African rhythms. Compelling melodies can be experienced on the blues-inspired swing track "Music For Todo Modo." The album is a fine recording late in Mingus' extensive career.