Charles Mingus: Original Album Series

Format: CD
Release Date: 8/23/2011
Label: Warner Bros.
Style(s): Hard Bop
$19.99
Availability: In Stock
Overview

The five Charles Mingus albums included in this set represent the great composer and bandleader during his most prolonged period of creativity and discovery; they helped to establish his legend. This period begins with the first album in this set, 1956's Pithecanthropus Erectus. Three of the recordings on this date are rightfully regarded as classics – The Clown (1957), Blues and Roots (1959), and Oh Yeah, (1962). Compiled from two different recording sessions, in 1957 and 1961, Tonight at Noon is a near classic. Given the price of this set, and that these are the same remasters that Warner offered up individually in the United States at the beginning of the 21st century, this box is an absolute steal. - All Music Guide

Tracks
1. Pithecanthropus Erectus
Length: 10:35
2. A Foggy Day
Length: 07:48
3. Profile of Jackie
Length: 03:10
4. Love Chant
Length: 14:54
5. Haitian Fight Song
Length: 12:03
6. Blue Cee
Length: 07:58
7. Reincarnation Of A Lovebird
Length: 08:34
8. The Clown
Length: 12:11
9. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
Length: 05:45
10. Cryin' Blues
Length: 05:03
11. Moanin'
Length: 08:02
12. Tensions
Length: 06:31
13. My Jelly Roll Soul
Length: 06:51
14. E's Flat Ah's Flat Too
Length: 06:44
15. Hog Callin' Blues
Length: 07:27
16. Devil Woman
Length: 09:42
17. Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am
Length: 04:44
18. Ecclusiastics
Length: 06:59
19. Oh Lord Don't Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb on Me
Length: 05:43
20. Eat That Chicken
Length: 04:39
21. Passions of a Man
Length: 04:52
22. Tonight at Noon
Length: 05:58
23. Invisible Lady
Length: 04:49
24. "Old" Blues for Walt's Torin
Length: 07:58
25. Peggy's Blue Skylight
Length: 09:42
26. Passions of a Woman Loved
Length: 09:43
Album Details
Disc Count: 5
Total Length: 198:25
UPC: 081227976286