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  • Mingus Ah Um (180 Gram) Mingus Ah Um (180 Gram) Quick View

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    Mingus Ah Um (180 Gram)

    180 Gram Vinyl


    One of the great bassist's most innovative albums, Mingus Ah Um presented this important arranger-composer on a major label for the first time. This album portrays some of his most startling and thought-provoking music.


    Musicians:

    Charles Mingus, bass, piano

    John Handy, alto & tenor sax, clarinet

    Booker Ervin, tenor sax

    Shafi Hadi, tenor & alto sax

    Willie Dennis, trombone

    Jimmy Knepper, trombone

    Horace Parlan, piano

    Dannie Richmond, drums


    1. Better Git It in Your Soul
    2. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
    3. Boogie Stop Shuffle
    4. Self-Portrait in Three Colors
    5. Open Letter to Duke
    6. Bird Calls
    7. Fables of Faubus
    8. Pussy Cat Dues
    9. Jelly Roll
    Charles Mingus
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    Blues & Roots

    The 1998 reissue of BLUES & ROOTS contains all the original tracks and liner notes, plus additional tracks and rare photos. Personnel: Charles Mingus (bass); Jackie McLean, John Handy (alto saxophone); Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Jimmy Knepper, Willie Dennis (trombone); Horace Parlan, Mal Waldron (piano); Dannie Richmond (drums). Recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York, New York on February 4, 1959. Originally released on Atlantic (1305). Includes liner notes by Charles Mingus. All tracks have been digitally remastered.Mingus goes to church. A thrilling album of blues and spirituals Mingus style. This 1959 Atlantic recording certainly ranks among his very best. Memorable performances of some of the bassist's most soulful tunes such as Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting and E's Flat Ah's Flat Too. Mingus is joined by an exuberant ensemble including a stellar saxophone section of Jackie McLean, John Handy, Booker Ervin, and Pepper Adams.
    1. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
    2. Cryin' Blues
    3. Moanin'
    4. Tensions
    5. My Jelly Roll Soul
    6. E's Flat Ah's Flat Too
    7. We Got Blue*


    * Bonus Track

    Charles Mingus
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  • Mingus Ah Um (12 Minutes Of Additional Material) Mingus Ah Um (12 Minutes Of Additional Material) Quick View

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    Mingus Ah Um (12 Minutes Of Additional Material)

    Import

    Remastered


    When driving a band with the upright, or double bass, Charles Mingus looked--and was--gigantic, in
    more ways than one. He had huge creative appetites (as well as being hot tempered), creating his own
    combination of hard bop, blues, and avant-garde jazz. There was no one more multi-faceted than Mingus
    between the 1950s and 1970s and of his many albums, Mingus Ah Um (1959) is considered to be a jazz
    classic.
    When Columbia first issued this album, 6 of the 9 tracks were shortened drastically to fit them on the LP.
    Later reissues (on CD) have included the tracks in their original full length, but this edition of the album
    had not been released on vinyl yet. We are excited to release the album 50 years after its original conception, as it was intended by the Angry Man of Jazz himself.


    Containing the full-length versions of all 9 songs ( over 12 minutes of additional material)

    Side A


    Better Git It In Your Soul 7:22
    Goodbye Pork Pie Hat 5:42
    Boogie Stop Shuffle 4:59
    Self-Portrait In Three Colors 3:06
    Open Letter To Duke 5:49


    Side B


    Bird Calls 6:18
    Fables Of Faubus 8:13
    Pussy Cat Dues 9:13
    Jelly Roll 6:15

    Charles Mingus
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  • Little Johnny C (Pre-Order) Little Johnny C (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Little Johnny C (Pre-Order)

    Cut At 33 1/3 RPM By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes


    Pressed On 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl LP By RTI


    Top Quality Gatefold Packaging With Laminated Covers & High Quality Session Photos


    Trumpeter Johnny Coles, a distinctive and passionate player best known for his associations with Gil Evans, the remarkable Charles Mingus Quintet of 1964, and Herbie Hancock's late 60's Sextet, led relatively few albums of his own, and only two before 1982. Recorded in 1963, Little Johnny C is universally recognized as Johnny Coles' finest recording. Coles' soulful trumpet is heard in superb form as he pushes the hard bop mainstream forward. Duke Pearson, who was both a very skilled pianist, as well as one of the top arrangers of the 1960s, contributes five very fresh originals to the set. Notably, Little Johnny C is also one of tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson's finest early recordings, and his round sound and innovative phrasing clearly evident at this early point in his career. With the superb title cut, the ballad So Sweet My Little Girl, and Jano being high-points, in addition to beautiful flute and alto solos contributed by Leo Wright, Little Johnny C is a masterful album by an artist at his creative peak. This is a set to be savored again and again.


    Features:

    Limited Edition of Only 3500 Copies

    Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes

    Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

    Pressed on 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LP by RTI

    Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets

    Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution

    Stereo


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Johnny Coles
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  • Mingus Moods (Awaiting Repress) Mingus Moods (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Mingus Moods (Awaiting Repress)

    Side One:
    1. Yesterdays
    2. Back Home Blues
    3. I Can't Get Started


    Side Two:
    1. Summertime
    2. Dizzy Moods
    3. Laura

    Charles Mingus
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  • Mingus At Carnegie Hall (Pre-Order) Mingus At Carnegie Hall (Pre-Order) Quick View

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    Mingus At Carnegie Hall (Pre-Order)

    Numbered, Limited Edition


    Pressed at RTI!


    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Masters


    A larger than life bass player, Charlie Mingus had an appetite for creativity. In this live 1974 session at Carnegie Hall, he jams with an all-star list of musicians including George Adams, Hamiet Bluiett, Don Pullen, and Dannie Richmond. Guest artists include Jon Faddis, John Handy, Rahsaan Roland Kirk and Charles McPherson.


    Features:

    Numbered, Limited Edition

    Audiophile 180g, 45rpm Vinyl

    Double LP, Gatefold Packaging

    Pressed at RTI!

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from Original Masters


    Musicians:

    Charles Mingus, bass

    George Adams, tenor saxophone

    Hamiet Bluiett, baritone saxophone

    Don Pullen, piano

    Dannie Richmond, drums


    Guest artists:

    Jon Faddis, trumpet

    John Handy, alto & tenor saxophone

    Rahsaan Roland Kirk, tenor saxophone, stritch

    Charles McPherson, alto saxophone


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. C Jam Blues
    2. Perdido


    Recorded January 19, 1974 at Carnegie Hall, New York City

    Charles Mingus
    $54.99
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  • Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus (Pure Pleasure) Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus (Pure Pleasure)

    Charles Mingus has a fascinating way of offering music that is grounded in tradition while remaining startlingly original. The freshness of a piece like Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus, has the effect of rendering much of what passes for jazz as tedious. The band is small for Mingus, and includes Eric Dolphy on alto saxophone and bass clarinet, Ted Curson on trumpet, and Dannie Richmond on drums. It would be one of Dolphy and Curson's last recording dates with the artist, and they seem determined to go all out for it. The leader's bass line kicks off Folk Forms No. 1, followed by Dolphy outlining the melody, and then joined by Curson. A simple riff develops into a lively New Orleans funeral march that's developed for 12 minutes. Original Faubus Fables is serious in intent - a political attack on segregation governor Faubus - but Mingus and Richmond's singing is difficult to listen to with a straight face. Still, this doesn't distract from the wonderful music. Again and again, the elasticity of the sound is fascinating, at once spacious with the bass and drums balanced against the brass and then noisy, with the horns wailing and crying. The last two pieces, What Love? and the outrageously titled All the Things You Could Be by Now if Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother, are much looser, bordering on free jazz. The album accomplishes what the best of Mingus accomplishes: the perfect tension between jazz played as an ensemble and jazz played as totally free.




    Musicians:



    • Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet)

    • Ted Curson (trumpet)

    • Charles Mingus (bass)

    • Dannie Richmond (drums)




    Recording: October 1960 at Nola Penthouse Studios, New York City, by Bob d'Orleans

    Production: Nat Hentoff




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Folk Forms, No. 1

    2. Original Faubus Fables

    3. What Love

    4. All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother

    Charles Mingus
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  • Blues & Roots Blues & Roots Quick View

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    Blues & Roots

    Blues & Roots is an album by Charles Mingus, recorded in 1959 and released in 1960. Mingus explained the birth of this record in the album's liner notes: This record is unusual-it presents only one part of my musical world, the blues. A year ago, Nesuhi ErtegÜn suggested that I record an entire blues album in the style of Haitian Fight Song (in Atlantic LP 1260), because some people, particularly critics, were saying I didn't swing enough. He wanted to give them a barrage of soul music: churchy, blues, swinging, earthy. I thought it over. I was born swinging and clapped my hands in church as a little boy, but I've grown up and I like to do things other than just swing. But blues can do more than just swing. So I agreed. (via Wikipedia)
    1. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
    2. Cryin' Blues
    3. Moanin'
    4. Tensions
    5. My Jelly Roll Soul
    6. E's Flat Ah's Flat Too
    Charles Mingus
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  • Tijuana Moods (Speakers Corner) Tijuana Moods (Speakers Corner) Quick View

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    Tijuana Moods (Speakers Corner)

    Tijuana Moods is an album by Charles Mingus originally recorded in 1957 but not released until 1962. It is notable that the name Charlie Mingus appears on the cover of the original album. Mingus hated all nicknames derived from Charles (Don't call me Charlie; that's not a man's name, that's a name for a horse). All songs were composed by Mingus except Flamingo.



    Musicians:



    • Charlie Mingus (bass)

    • Curtis Porter (alto saxophone)

    • Jimmy Knepper (trombone)

    • Clarence Shaw (trumpet)

    • Bill Triglia (piano)

    • Dannie Richmond, Frankie Dunlop (percussion)

    • Danny Richmond (drums)

    • Lonnie Elder (voices)




    Recording: July and August 1957 in RCA Victor's Studio A, New York City, by Bob Simpson

    Production: Bob Rolontz





    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.



    1. Dizzy Moods
    2. Ysabel's Table Dance
    3. Tijuana Gift Shop
    4. Los Mariachis (The Street Musicians)
    5. Flamingo
    Charles Mingus
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  • Mingus Ah Um (Awaiting Repress) Mingus Ah Um (Awaiting Repress) Quick View

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    Mingus Ah Um (Awaiting Repress)

    Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI! Mastered by Bernie Grundman from the Original Analog Master Tapes & Pressed at RTI!

    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Gatefold Jackets! Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!


    Arguably Mingus' greatest recording! Features performances by John Handy, Booker Ervin, Jimmy Knepper, Horace Parlan, Dannie Richmond and many others!



    One of the great bassist's most innovative albums, Mingus Ah Um presented this important arranger-composer on a major label for the first time. This album portrays some of his most startling and thought-provoking music.


    Features:

    Numbered Deluxe Laminated Double Gatefold Jackets

    Only 2500 Numbered Limited Edition Copies Worldwide!

    Audiophile 180 gram, 45rpm Vinyl

    Double LP

    Pressed at RTI


    Musicians:

    Charles Mingus, bass, piano

    John Handy, alto & tenor sax, clarinet

    Booker Ervin, tenor sax

    Shafi Hadi, tenor & alto sax

    Willie Dennis, trombone

    Jimmy Knepper, trombone

    Horace Parlan, piano

    Dannie Richmond, drums


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    1. Better Git It in Your Soul
    2. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
    3. Boogie Stop Shuffle
    4. Self-Portrait in Three Colors
    5. Open Letter to Duke
    6. Bird Calls
    7. Fables of Faubus
    8. Pussy Cat Dues
    9. Jelly Roll
    Charles Mingus
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  • Mingus Dynasty Mingus Dynasty Quick View

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    Mingus Dynasty

    Mastered From Original Analog Tapes By Grammy Award Winner Bernie Grundman


    Pressed On 180 Gram Audiophile-Grade Vinyl At Pallas Group In Germany


    Limited Edition Of 2,000 Copies


    Features Liner Notes From Charles Mingus Himself


    Mingus Dynasty was recorded in 1959, alongside its
    companion album, Mingus Ah Um. With two different
    ensembles at his disposal, Mingus musically challenged
    the musicians as they'd never been challenged before.
    The results speak for themselves. This vinyl reissue
    was mastered from original analog tapes by Bernie
    Grundman, pressed on 180gram vinyl at Pallas in
    Germany, and is limited to 2,000 units worldwide. The
    jacket includes liner notes from Mingus himself.

    1. Slop
    2. Diane
    3. Song With Orange
    4. Gunslinging Bird
    5. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
    6. Far Wells, Mill Valley
    7. New Now, Know How
    8. Mood Indigo
    9. Put Me In That Dungeon
    Charles Mingus
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  • Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus Presents Quick View

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    Charles Mingus Presents

    Limited 180gm audiophile vinyl repressing of this Jazz classic. Despite the brevity of Charles Mingus' working relationship with the small label Candid Records, the bassist was quite happy with their association. His time with the label was short lived due to the company's brief existence within the industry, and not because of any problem between the bassist and the label's owners or producers. Wax Time.
    1. Folk Forms, No. 1

    2. Original Faubus Fables

    3. What Love

    4. All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother

    Charles Mingus
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  • Ah Um Ah Um Quick View

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    Ah Um

    Charles Mingus presents Ah Um. Features exclusive cover by photographer Jean-Pierre Leloir.
    1. Better Get It in Your Soul
    2. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
    3. Boogie Stop Shuffle
    4. Self-Portrait in Three Colors
    5. Open Letter to Duke
    6. Bird Calls
    7. Fables of Faubus
    8. Pussy Cat Dues
    9. Jelly Roll
    Charles Mingus
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  • East Coasting (Pure Pleasure) East Coasting (Pure Pleasure) Quick View

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    East Coasting (Pure Pleasure)

    Charles Mingus is usually known for his wild, soulful and avant-garde compositions. East Coasting is mellow by comparison, but it still cooks on a musical level. The Mingus touches are there; the trombone, drummer Danny Richmond and of course the dark emotional undercurrent looms large, too. The personnel are all Mingus regulars, except for pianist Bill Evans, who would not be described as 'soulful' in the traditional sense, but his introverted and sensitive style works well with Mingus's music. His playing on West Coast Ghost (the album's stand-out track) and Celia are two examples of Evans' ability to understand an artist's musical vision and play accordingly in his own beautifully original style.East Coasting sounds like the prototypical 1950s jazz recording. It's something one would hear in an attic converted to a bedroom where an artist or lonely soul might live. It's what a lot of people might believe Jazz would or should sound like. Highly recommended to Jazz lovers and perhaps more importantly to young people who have just been blown away by Kerouac's novel On The Road and have become interested in exploring Jazz. East Coasting will allow them to get a taste of lost creative America.



    Musicians:



    • Charles Mingus (bass)

    • Clarence Shaw (trumpet)

    • Jimmy Knepper (trombone)

    • Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophone, alto saxophone)

    • Bill Evans (piano)

    • Dannie Richmond (drums)




    Recording: August 1957 in New York City




    About Pure Pleasure



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Pure Pleasure all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existent tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasize that Pure Pleasure Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.

    1. Memories Of You
    2. East Coasting
    3. West Coast Ghost
    4. Celia
    5. Conversation
    6. Fifty-First Street Blues
    Charles Mingus
    $34.99
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  • Pithecanthropus Erectus Pithecanthropus Erectus Quick View

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    Pithecanthropus Erectus

    Limited 180gm vinyl LP pressing of this classic 1956 Jazz album. Pithecanthropus Erectus was Mingus' breakthrough as a leader, the album where he established himself as a composer of boundless imagination and a fresh new voice that, despite his ambitiously modern concepts, was firmly grounded in jazz tradition. With this album he began seeking new ways to increase the evocative power of the art form and challenge his musicians (this release includes Jackie McLean on alto sax and Mal Waldron on piano) to break preexisting conventions. Wax Time.
    1. Pithecanthropus Erectus
    2. A Foggy Day
    3. Profile Of Jackie
    4. Love Chant
    5. A Foggy Day (Live version) *


    *Bonus Track

    Charles Mingus
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  • Live On Tour Switzerland Live On Tour Switzerland Quick View

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    Live On Tour Switzerland

    All the excitement of a live concert. One of the best big bands in jazz history, the Jones-
    Lewis Orchestra. This live date catches them in their prime.


    They debuted at the Village Vanguard in New York in 1966, and were quickly noticed by
    jazz insiders for their originality and virtuoso skills. Sonny Lester signed and produced
    their recordings from their beginning.


    The band had its own unique style, along the lines of big band swing, Bebop and Hard
    bop. The sound was powerful, fast, intellectual and fun to listen to. Their pieces required
    a high degree of skill to play. Thad Jones, an improvisational genius on the trumpet, led
    the group. Mel Lewis, co-leader, produced a drum style with the band that was unique
    for big bands; the extent in which he was able to incorporate the loose, open approach
    of small group playing was a major innovation. His cymbal work added a texture and
    richness that is one of the hallmarks of the band. Every big band drummer after Lewis
    has been influenced by him to some degree.


    The orchestra was the most influential Big Band since the swing era. It was also an
    unusual band; creating new styles, succeeding in an era where big bands were out of
    favor, and remaining integrated during racially tense periods. The band initially was
    made of all-stars, but over time endeavored to showcase new talent (Jon Faddis). Thad's
    arrangements proved to be highly influential upon modern composers such as Maria
    Schneider, Bob Brookmeyer (who is also an alumnus), and Bill Kirchner. His songs built
    upon the innovations previously pioneered by Jazz composition figures such as Duke
    Ellington and Charles Mingus.


    The band carried its message to Japan and all of key venues in Europe. To this day their
    recordings become more sought after as the years go by. The excellence of the musicians
    and the music they played has endured.

    Second Race
    Don't Ever Leave Me
    The Waltz You Swang For Me
    A- That's Freedom
    Come Sunday
    Don't Get Sassy
    Bible Story
    Groove Merchant
    Thad Jones and Mel Lewis
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  • Mingus At The Bohemia Mingus At The Bohemia Quick View

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    Mingus At The Bohemia

    1. Jump Monk
    2. Serenade In Blue
    3. Percussion Discussion

    4. Work Song
    5.Septemberly
    6. All The Things You C Sharp minor
    Charles Mingus
    $21.99
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  • Right Now! Right Now! Quick View

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    Right Now!

    Cut At 33 1/3 RPM By Kevin Gray At Cohearent Audio From The Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes


    Pressed On 180 Gram Virgin Vinyl LP By RTI


    Top Quality Gatefold Packaging With Laminated Covers & High Quality Session Photos


    Jackie McLean always had an intense sound, playing a little bit sharp and putting passion into every sound that came out of his alto-saxophone. While he was initially inspired by Charlie Parker, Sonny Rollins and Bud Powell, by 1951 he was already a true original. McLean added a great deal of fire to the music of Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers. A giant of hard bop during the second half of the 1950s, McLean was one of the very few musicians of his generation to explore freer forms of jazz in the 1960s. Avant-garde jazz perfectly fit his adventurous style which was already very emotional. 1965's Right Now, which matches him with a trio that includes pianist Larry Willis, is one of his most exciting albums of the 1960s. McLean stretches out at length on Willis' beautiful ballad "Poor Eric" and three originals, often playing with such ferocity that it will cause one's hair to stand up. The music (other than the ballad) is hard-charging, intense and often free with McLean heard at his most innovative. Even a half-century later, Right Now! sounds contemporary, vital and thrilling.


    Features:

    Limited Edition of Only 3500 Copies

    Remastered from the Original Rudy Van Gelder Blue Note Master Tapes

    Remastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

    Pressed on 180 gram Virgin Vinyl LP by RTI

    Ultra-Durable, Extra Thick Album Jackets

    Gatefold Album with Session Photos in stunning High Resolution

    Stereo


    This title is not eligible for discount.

    Jackie McLean
    $39.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
  • Ellington & Coltrane Ellington & Coltrane Quick View

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    Ellington & Coltrane

    180 Gram Vinyl


    Includes Bonus Track


    Duke Ellington & John Coltrane is a jazz album by Duke Ellington and John Coltrane recorded on September 26, 1962 and released in February 1963 on Impulse! Records.


    For Ellington, it was one of many collaborations with fellow jazz-greats in the early 1960s, including Count Basie, Louis Armstrong, Coleman Hawkins, Max Roach and Charles Mingus. More unusually, it placed him in a jazz quartet setting (in this case, saxophone, piano, bass and drums), rather than his usual one in a big band.


    For Coltrane, it was an opportunity to work with one of jazz's all-time greats. It was one of several albums he recorded in the early 1960s in a more conservative and accessible style, alongside John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman and Ballads. Despite their differences in background, style and age (Ellington was 63 and Coltrane 36 when the tracks were recorded), it has been said that the two interacted seamlessly and subtly, neither one outshining the other.


    The quartet was filled out by the bassist and drummer from either of their bands. The tracks they recorded featured Ellington standards (In a Sentimental Mood), new Ellington compositions and a new Coltrane composition (Big Nick).


    Coltrane felt very honoured to work with Ellington: I was really honoured to have the opportunity of working with Duke. It was a wonderful experience. He has set standards I haven't caught up with yet. I would have liked to have worked over all those numbers again, but then I guess the performances wouldn't have had the same spontaneity. And they mightn't have been any better!

    1. In A Sentimental Mood
    2. Take The Coltrane
    3. Big Nick
    4. Stevie
    5. My Little Brown Book
    6. Angelica
    7. The Feeling Of Jazz
    8. I Got It Bad and That Ain't Good*


    *Bonus Track

    Duke Ellington & John Coltrane
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    The Clown (Speakers Corner)

    Who hasn't got an ancient, worn-out copy of The Clown on his shelf, with a tatty cover and torn inner sleeve? Or maybe one of the rare re-releases made of cheap, thin vinyl with dreadful graphic art? And if you haven't heard this gem for a long time, despite the flood of Mingus LPs, CDs and downloads on the market, then you really should seize this opportunity to do so. The Clown was, and still is, an absolute must-have for every jazz collector. The small ensemble, only five musicians, came into the New York Atlantic Records studio in March 1957 to record music exclusively composed by the double bassist. Over the next 15 years, three of them were to be heard in numerous concerts with other ensembles. But the original recordings on this LP were the most deeply concentrated, the most versatile, and quite simply the best of all. The more so because the label attached great importance to optimal studio conditions and allowed the instrumentalists plenty of time to make the recordings.


    In the present new release, The Clown can be enjoyed to the full from the very first note of Haitian Fight Song up until the words William Morris Sends Regrets in the title work.

    Musicians:



    • Charles Mingus (bass)
    • Curtis Porter (alto saxophone, tenor saxophone)
    • Jimmy Knepper (trombone)
    • Wade Legge (piano)
    • Dannie Richmond (Drums)
    • Jean Shepherd (Vocals)



    Recording: February and March 1957 in New York City by Tom Dowd and Larry Hiller in mono

    Production: Nesuhi ErtegÜn




    About Speakers Corner



    At the beginning of the 90s, in the early days of audiophile vinyl re-releases, the situation was fairly straightforward. Companies such as DCC, Mobile Fidelity, Classic Records and, of course, Speakers Corner all maintained a mutual, unwritten ethical code: we would only use analogue tapes to manufacture records.



    During the course of the present vinyl hype, many others have jumped on the bandwagon in the hope of securing a corner of the market. Very often they are not so ethical and use every imaginable source to master from: CDs, LPs, digital files, MP3s - or employed existant tools from the 80s and 90s for manufacturing.



    A digital delay is gladly used when cutting a lacquer disc because tape machines with an analogue delay have become quite rare and are therefore expensive. When cutting the lacquer, the audio signal is delayed by one LP revolution against the signal, which controls the cutter head, and for this a digital delay is very often employed. Of course, the resultant sound signal is completely digital and thus only as good as this delay.



    We should like to emphasise that Speakers Corner Records on principle only uses the original master tape as the basis for the entirely analogue cutting of lacquer discs. In addition, the pressing tool is newly manufactured as a matter of principle. We have one digital recording in our catalogue (Alan Parsons / Eye In The Sky"), but even in this particular case we used the analogue tapes for cutting.



    We only employ existing tools for manufacturing if an improved result is not forthcoming, e.g. the title Elvis Is Back, which was mastered by Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray, or several titles from our Philips Classics series, which in any case Willem Makkee cut from the original masters at the Emil Berliner Studios in the 90s. It goes without saying that we only used the mother and that new tools were made for our production.



    To put it in a nutshell: we can ensure you that our releases are free from any kind of digital effects - excluding the exception above - and that the lacquer discs are newly cut.


    1. Haitian Flight Song
    2. Blue Cee
    3. Reincarnation of a Lovebird
    4. The Clown
    Charles Mingus
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    Let My Children Hear Music

    Mingus Deemed His 1972 Effort The Best Album I Have Ever Made


    Iconic Bassist/Composer Pairs With a Riveting Orchestra


    Mastered from the Original Analog Master Tapes by Bernie Grundman: Exceptional Sound Allows You to Savor the Wowing Solos and Moody Textures


    Charles Mingus called this late-period 1972 set "the best album I have ever made." Even in the context of the giant's other masterpieces, it's hard to argue with that statement. Let My Children Hear Music is that kind of great.


    A large-ensemble effort featuring enterprising arrangements, the record surrounds the bassist/composer with a tremendous orchestra and swirling, glorious structures bejeweled with volleying horns, elaborate solos, and introspective moodiness. The most valuable buried treasure in Mingus' distinguished catalog? Hear the songs for yourself, and decide. ORG Music, however, has made it much easier to arrive at an answer.


    Why? The sound on this 180 gram 45RPM 2LP pressing, mastered from the original analog master tapes by Bernie Grundman, practically invites you into the studio. Given proper room, dimensions, and imaging, the instruments and the music they combine to produce, further exposes Mingus' genius and reminds us all once again why sonic transparency equates to emotional realism and soulful revelation. What a record.

    1. Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers
    2. Adagio ma Non Troppo
    3. Don't Be Afraid, the Clown's Afraid Too
    4. Hobo Ho
    5. Chill of Death
    6. The I of Hurricane Sue
    Charles Mingus
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  • Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus Presents Quick View

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    Charles Mingus Presents

    1. Folk Forms, No. 1

    2. Original Faubus Fables

    3. What Love

    4. All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother

    Charles Mingus
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    Vinyl LP Reissue - Sealed Buy Now
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    The Jazz Experiments of Charles Mingus

    The Jazz Experiments Of Charles Mingus is a fairly obscure collaboration between Charles Mingus and John LaPorta that contains both modern classical and cool jazz compositions plus Mingus' piano debut. With a total run time of 46 minutes, This 6 piece set includes originals "Minor Intrusion," "Four Hands," "Thrice Upon Theme," and "The Spur Of The Moment," plus fresh arrangements of "What Is This Thing Called Love" and "Stormy Weather."
    1. What Is This Thing Called Love?
    2. Minor Intrusion
    3. Stormy Weather Side
    4. Four Hands
    5. Thrice Upon A Theme
    6. The Spur Of The Moment
    Charles Mingus
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    The Jazz Experiments of Charlie Mingus

    Originally released as two 10 records called Jazzical Moods, this is one of Mingus' best records from the 1950s. These 1954 sessions include the work of John LaPorta, Teo Macero, Thad Jones, Jackson Wiley and Clem De Rosa, creating a cool jazz sound that soars over 6 tracks, including a great rendition of Stormy Weather.
    1. What Is This Thing Called Love?
    2. Minor Intrusion
    3. Stormy Weather Side
    4. Four Hands
    5. Thrice Upon A Theme
    6. The Spur Of The Moment
    Charles Mingus
    $27.99
    180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl LP - Sealed Buy Now
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