Discussion in 'Recordings [DB]' started by rablack, May 11, 2001.

  1. rablack


    Mar 9, 2000
    Houston, Texas
    There are several "holes" in my bass CD collection that I'm trying to fill. Any suggestions for the definitive Mingus recordings I should start with?

  2. jazzbo


    Aug 25, 2000
    San Francisco, CA
    I'm a huge fan of "Money Jungle," although they're mostly Duke's tunes on the album.
  3. If you want a big chunk of Mingus all at once, Check out The Complete Debut Recordings Box set.
    Tons of Good stuff. Or You could start from the end with "Epitaph" and then work your way back from there, including :
    Mingus Ah Um,
    Me,Myself an Eye,
    and Self-Portrait in three colors,
    all good choices.
  4. lermgalieu

    lermgalieu Supporting Member

    Apr 27, 2000
    Palo Alto, CA
    Pithecanthropus Erectus!! Oh hell, just buy every one that you see.
  5. My favorite is "Mingus at Antibes".

    But yeah, most anything will fill a hole well.

    I'm trying to talk my guitarist into learning the Money Jungle version of "Caravan".
  6. Andrew Jones

    Andrew Jones Banned

    Feb 28, 2001
    Northampton Mass
    I LOVE
    The Black saint and the sinner lady
    maybe not the first one to get but...a personal favorite also New Tijuana moods

    Enjoy!!!! Andrew
  7. "East Coasting"--
    bonus: Bill Evans on piano
  8. AlexFeldman


    Jun 18, 2000
    Chicago, IL
    The Columbia box set is yummy. It includes an hour long interview with ole' Ming, conducted by his producer at the time, Nesuhi Ertegun.
  9. Money Jungle is great, not a real Migus first listen type of disk but still great, Ah Um is also great.

    I prefer "Revenge!" with Eric Dolphy.
  10. I'm surprised no one has mentioned "Let My Children Hear Music". Well, I guess I just did...