Charles Mingus – The Jazz Experiments of Charlie Mingus (1954/2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 46:20 minutes | 975 MB | Genre: Jazz
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Bethlehem Records
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.
Originally released on two 10″ records called Jazzical Moods, The Jazz Experiments of Charles Mingus makes its first appearance in CD. These 1954 Period Records sessions include the work of Thad Jones on trumpet and John LaPorta on clarinet and alto sax, combine old and new forms of classical and jazz for a cool jazz sound. Tracks like “Minor Intrusion” and “Thrice Upon a Time” demonstrate the synergy between Mingus and his players, and display his compositional skills. Hi-Res version licensed for download from Bethlehem Records.
01. Charlie Mingus – What Is This Thing Called Love? (08:12)
02. Charlie Mingus – Minor Intrusion (10:20)
03. Charlie Mingus – Stormy Weather (03:19)
04. Charlie Mingus – Four Hands (08:57)
05. Charlie Mingus – Thrice Upon a Theme (06:46)
06. Charlie Mingus – The Spur of the Moment (08:43)