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  Наименование CD :
   Mingus Ah Um



Год издания : 1959

Компания звукозаписи : Columbia

Музыкальный стиль : Avant-Garde, Post-Bop, Hard Bop

Время звучания : 45:56

Код CD : CK 40648

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CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Free)      

Charles Mingus' debut for Columbia, Mingus Ah Um is a stunning summation of the bassist's talents and probably the best reference point for beginners. While there's also a strong case for The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady as his best work overall, it lacks Ah Um's immediate acccessibility and brilliantly sculpted individual tunes. Mingus' compositions and arrangements were always extremely focused, assimilating individual spontaneity into a firm consistency of mood, and that approach reaches an ultra-tight zenith on Mingus Ah Um. The band includes longtime Mingus stalwarts already well versed in his music, like saxophonists John Handy, Shafi Hadi, and Booker Ervin, trombonists Jimmy Knepper and Willie Dennis, pianist Horace Parlan, and drummer Dannie Richmond. Their razor-sharp performances tie together what may well be Mingus' greatest, most emotionally varied set of compositions. At least three became instant classics, starting with the irrepressible spiritual exuberance of signature tune "Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul," taken in a hard-charging 6/8 and punctuated by joyous gospel shouts. "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat" is a slow, graceful elegy for Lester Young, who died not long before the sessions. The sharply contrasting "Fables of Faubus" is a savage mockery of segregationist Arkansas governor Orval Faubus, portrayed musically as a bumbling vaudeville clown (the scathing lyrics, censored by skittish executives, can be heard on Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus). The underrated "Boogie Stop Shuffle" is bursting with aggressive swing, and elsewhere there are tributes to Mingus' three most revered influences: "Open Letter to Duke" is a suite of three tunes; "Bird Calls" is inspired by Charlie Parker; and "Jelly Roll" is an idiosyncratic yet affectionate nod to jazz's first great composer, Jelly Roll Morton. It simply isn't possible to single out one Mingus album as definitive, but Mingus Ah Um comes the closest.

- Steve Huey (All Music Guide)


  Соисполнители :

Booker Ervin (Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone)
Dannie Richmond (Drums)
Horace Parlan (Piano)
Jimmy Knepper (Trombone)
John Handy (Clarinet, Saxophone, Alt Saxophone)
Shafi Hadi (Alt Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone)
Willie Dennis (Trombone)


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   1 Better Get Hit In Yo' Soul         0:07:23 Mingus
   2 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat         0:04:47 -"-
   3 Boogie Stop Shuffle         0:03:44 -"-
   4 Self-Portrait In Three Colors         0:03:06 -"-
   5 Open Letter To Duke         0:04:56 -"-
   6 Bird Calls         0:03:14 -"-
   7 Fables Of Faubus         0:08:14 -"-
   8 Pussy Cat Dues         0:06:29 -"-
   9 Jelly Roll         0:04:02 -"-

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