Mingus Ah Um

Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
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1959 Ratings: #3
September 14, 1959 / Release Date
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CheapandLethal
70
Worth a listen
amygoodall
82
good
David_AcidFunk
95
Selg-Portrait In Three Colors
EMR
89
Another fantastic work from Mingus. In Ah Um, his vivid imagery of burglars, drunken errands and pubs is even more clear, with a whole lot of elegant arrangements and incredible improvisations that run through the Mingus universe since his excellent first solo albums. It wasn't until this album, though, that he brought his usual composition style to a higher level, employing even more ambition with a wider band and a huge tracklist, not rarely mentioning and paying tribute to his idols, but ... read more
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Track List

  1. Better Git It in Your Soul
  2. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
  3. Boogie Stop Shuffle
  4. Self-Portrait in Three Colors
  5. Open Letter to Duke
  6. Bird Calls
  7. Fables of Faubus
  8. Pussy Cat Dues
  9. Jelly Roll
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