Charles Mingus: Milestones of a Legend | Documents 600376

Charles Mingus: Milestones of a Legend


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Label: Documents

Cat No: 600376

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Genre: Jazz

Release Date: 30th June 2017



Charles Mingus (double bass)


Charles Mingus (double bass)


Charles Mingus (1922–1979), nicknamed “the angry man of jazz” and still today an icon of the jazz world, was known for his intimidating temperament. His musical talent on double bass, as musical arranger, bandleader or composer, was immense.

His music touches on all kinds of jazz styles, from free, blues, hard bop, big band or third stream, influenced by Duke Ellington’s orchestrations, but always has an element of irritation and danger. Influenced by New Orleans jazz, Mingus also fancied collective improvisation (as we can hear on various albums on this collection). This exciting box set is a journey through his fascinating music, displaying all of his artistic mutations and idiosyncrasies. Mingus is accompanied here by a host of all-time greats including Max Roach, Teo Macero, Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker and Bud Powell.

One of the most fascinating personalities and most influential musicians of modern Jazz - 17 original albums in one 10 CD box.


CD 1:
Purple Heart
Gregorian Chant
Eulogy For Rudy Williams
Youmans - Caesar - Tea For Two
Smog L.A.
Cirillo - Level Seven
W. Cirillo - Transeason
W. Cirillo - Rose Geranium
Getting Together
T. Jones - One More
Duke-Gershwin - I Can't Get Started
Thad Jones - More Of The Same
Porter - Get Out Of The Town

CD 2:
Mingus - Folk Forms, No.1
Mingus - Original Faubus Fable
Mingus - What Love?
Mingus - All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother

CD 3:
Jump Monk
Gordon - Warren - Serenade In Blue
Percussion Discussion
Work Song
All The Thing You C-Sharp
Strayhorn - Take The 'A' Train
Mingus - Prayer For Passive Resistance
Mingus - Eclipse
Mingus - Mingus Fingus No.2
Mingus - Weird Nightmare
Ellington-Russel - Do Nothin? Till You Hear From Me
Mingus - Bemoanable Lady
Mingus - Half-Mast Inhibition

CD 4:
Better Git It In Your Soul
Mingus - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Mingus - Boogie Stop Shuffle
Mingus - Self-Portrait In Three Colors
Mingus - Open Letter To Duke
Mingus - Bird Calls
Mingus - Fable Of Faubus
Mingus - Pussy Cat Dues
Mingus - Jelly Roll

CD 5:
Pithecanthropus Erectus
G.Gershwin-I.Gershwin - A Foggy Day
Profile Of Jackie
Love Chant
Kern-Harbach - Yesterdays
Back Home Blues
Duke-Gershwin - I Can't Get Started
Hawes - Hamp's New Blues
I. Gershwin-G. Gershwin-D. Heyward - Summertime
Dizzy Moods
Mercer-Raksin - Laura

CD 6:
Haitian Fight Song
Blue Cee
Reincarnation Of A Lovebird
The Clown
Dizzy Moods
Ysabel's Table Dance
Tijuana Gift Shop
Los Mariachis (The Street Musicians)
Anderson-Groua - Flamingo

CD 7:
Blake-Razaf - Memories Of You
East Coasting
West Coast Ghost
Fifty-First Street Blues
Mingus-Hughes - Scenes In The City
New York Sketchbook
Duke's Choice

CD 8:
Nostalgia In Times Square
Duke-Gershwin - I Can't Get Started
No Private Income Blues
Alice's Wonderland
Griffin - The Texas Hop
Baby, Take A Chance With Me
Lonesome Woman Blues
Swingin' An Echo
Mingus-Cryor - Ain't Jivin' Blues
Baby, Take A Chance With Me
Shuffle Bass Boogie
Weird Nightmare

CD 9:
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
Cryin' Blues
My Jelly Roll Soul
E's Flat Ah's Flat Too

CD 10:
Mingus - Slop
Mingus - Diane
Mingus - Song With Orange
Mingus - Gunslinging Bird
Ellington-Mercer-Persons - Things Aint What They Used To Be
Mingus - Far Wells, Mill Valley
Mingus - New Now Know How
Bigard-Ellington-Mills - Mood Indigo
Mingus - Put Me In The Dungeon

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