Charles Mingus Fans?

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by Funky-Wunky, Jan 5, 2005.

  1. Funky-Wunky


    Jun 15, 2004
    I have a question for fellow jazz heads, I wanted to get a few recordings of Mingus and want to know what some of your favorite titles are. Thanks. :help:
  2. "Ah Um"
    "Great Concert"
    "Pithecanthropus Erectus"
    "Thirteen Pictures: The Charles Mingus Anthology"

    to name but four…

    - Wil
  3. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Two of my earliest Jazz records were-
    Live At Carnegie Hall (2 tunes, "Perdido" & "C-Jam Blues"...basically, a blowfest)
    Changes 2

    Later I added Changes 1 (I would recommend both; in fact, I just did pick up a Mingus in-concert DVD with the band from that era).

    More to seek out-
    Mingus At Antibes
    Money Jungle (w/ Max Roach & Duke)
    Black Saint & The Sinner Lady
  4. Jason Carota

    Jason Carota Gold Supporting Member

    Mar 1, 2002
    Lowell, MA
    +1 to all above, especially Ah Um and Money Jungle.

    To the list I'll add:

    Blues and Roots
    The Clown
  5. "Mingus,Mingus,Mingus,Mingus,Mingus","The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady" and "Ah Um" are my favorites.
  6. DaveDeVille

    DaveDeVille ... you talkin' to me ?? Supporting Member

    + 2 excellent stuff ... :D
  7. pentexlovesme


    Mar 28, 2004
    :bassist: Charles Mingus is the reason that I started listening to jazz :bassist:

    Both Mingus Ah Um and Black Saint and the Sinner lady are great collections of music, but I would suggest you check out Cumbia and Jazz fusion. My bass teacher let me listen to a couple of weeks ago and I was simply floored by it. If you haven't checked it out, you really need to. Also, check out some of his piano stuff ( I think he recorded a solo piano cd or two, yes?) It's nothing compared to his bass stuff, but from the few songs I've heard, it's worth a listen or two.
  8. James Hart

    James Hart

    Feb 1, 2002
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    Incredible Man, Intense Musician, Smokin Bassist!

    I've got a few discs... I think the late 50s through mid 60s is the stuff I like best....

    "Mingus at Antibes" gets the most play for me
  9. Don W

    Don W

    Jan 30, 2004
    East Bay, CA.
    +1. That's my favorite Mingus album
  10. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    I have "Charles Minugs Finest Hour", and it is a very good disc- lots of good tracks.
  11. Funky-Wunky


    Jun 15, 2004
    Hey thanks a lot for the good info... :D