Tijuana Moods

Charles Mingus - Tijuana Moods
Critic Score
Based on 2 reviews
1962 Ratings: #3 / 32
User Score
Based on 144 ratings
1962 Rank: #9
Liked by 23 people
May 1962 / Release Date
LP / Format
RCA Victor / Label
Post-Bop / Genre
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Fjuan
85

So, Mingus might be me favorite artist of all time, not just he is a great composer but his playing skills, his personality, his creativity and his ability to bring out the best in each of the musicians in the band makes him one of the most interesting musicians ever and my personal jazz favorite. He has giving us not only some of the best post-bop proyects but some of the best albums ever created and this album is no exception.
As Phoenix Pointed out "Tijuana Moods" is often overlook ... read more

Phoenix
NR

CRIMINALLY OVERLOOKED.

It’s insane how Mingus doesn’t get enough praise for his projects. It’s as if in most people’s minds only 'The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady' and 'Mingus Ah Um' exist & are great, when nothing could be further from the truth.

Name me one jazz record from the same period of time that sounded like 'Tijuana Moods'. One. The clock is ticking… Time’s up. Yeah, still nothing. The magic of Mingus’ pieces is in the clear ... read more

Tom2323
85

Reviewing every year of music since 1960.
Decade: 1960s
Year: 1962
Review #34 Charles mingus - Tijuana moods:
Charles Mingus ate again (not surprising) this man is not real

Tom2323
85

Reviewing every year of music since 1960.
Decade: 1960s
Year: 1962
Review #34 Charles mingus - Tijuana moods:
Charles Mingus ate again (not surprising) this man is not real

homuli
79

Yet another fantastic demonstration of Mingus' genius as not only a bassist but a bandleader and a composer as well. 'Tijuana Moods' may come off as a more playful listen compared to his other works of this era, but it is not a tad bit less enjoyable. Without a doubt, one of his most overlooked and underappreciated efforts of the 50's.

HeTriedToPiss
71

Outside of "Ysabel's Table Dance" (which is fucking brilliant), I find this album to be a fairly standard offering from Mingus.

Haha this is the most pretentious sentence I've ever written.

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Added on: March 26, 2018