Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus

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Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
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Studio album by
ReleasedJanuary 9, 1964 (1964-01-09)[1]
RecordedJanuary 20 & September 20, 1963
New York City
GenreJazz
Length40:18
LabelImpulse!
A-54
ProducerBob Thiele
Charles Mingus chronology
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
(1963)
Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
(1964)
Tonight at Noon
(1964)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings[4]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide[3]

Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus is a studio album by the American jazz composer and bassist Charles Mingus which was released on January 9, 1964.[1]

Background[edit]

Mingus collaborated with arranger/orchestrator Bob Hammer to score the music for a large ensemble of brass and saxophones.

Most of the compositions on this album had been previously recorded or have since been rerecorded, some under different titles, on other albums:

Track listing[edit]

Adapted from 1995 CD reissue;[8] many original LP copies have incorrect durations listed. All tracks composed by Charles Mingus, except where noted.

Side one
No.TitleLength
1."II B.S."4:46
2."I X Love"7:38
3."Celia"6:12
4."Mood Indigo (by Duke Ellington and Barney Bigard)"4:43
Side two
No.TitleLength
1."Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul"6:28
2."Theme for Lester Young"5:50
3."Hora Decubitus"4:41
Total length:40:18
Bonus track on reissues
No.TitleLength
1."Freedom"5:10
Total length:45:28

Personnel[edit]

Tracks #1 and 4–8, recorded on September 20, 1963:

Tracks #2 and 3, recorded on January 20, 1963:

Production[edit]

  • Bob Thiele – producer
  • Michael Cuscuna – reissue Producer
  • Bob Simpson – engineer
  • Erick Labson – remastering

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Editorial Staff, Cash Box (January 18, 1964). "ABC-Par's 33 New Albums Is a Record-setting Issue" (PDF). Cash Box. New York: The Cash Box Publishing Co. p. 9. Retrieved 2 March 2020.
  2. ^ AllMusic review
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 140. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.
  4. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1004. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  5. ^ Santoro, Gene (2000). Myself when I Am Real. New York: Oxford University Press US. p. 413. ISBN 0-19-514711-1.
  6. ^ Mathieson, Kenny (1999). Giant Steps. Canongate US. p. 217. ISBN 0-86241-859-3.
  7. ^ Conversely, Nat Hentoff identifies "Nouroog" as the precursor to "I X Love". Hentoff, Nat (1963). Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (CD booklet). Charles Mingus. Impulse! Records. pp. 2–10. IMPD-170.
  8. ^ "Charles Mingus - Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (1995, Tri-fold Digipak, CD) - Discogs". Discogs. Discogs. Retrieved 7 May 2022.