180-Gram Colored Virgin Vinyl
Includes 2 Bonus Tracks
PENGUIN GUIDE TO JAZZ
"Recorded in May of 1959, Mingus Ah Um is one of the most successful LPs by the charismatic leader. On “Self-Portrait in Three Colors”, Mingus’ celebrated “workshop” effectively brings out all the nuances of his music thanks to arrangements of fluid beauty with moiré reflections. Recorded over 60 years ago at a New York studio under producer Teo Macero’s supervision, Mingus Ah Um gives ample proof that Mingus’ jazz conception escaped all codes and stereotypes, without losing its essential qualities of swing and melody."
1 BETTER GIT IT IN YOUR SOUL 7:23
2 GOODBYE PORK PIE HAT 5:44
3 BOOGIE STOP SHUFFLE 5:03
4 SELF-PORTRAIT IN THREE COLORS 3:10
5 OPEN LETTER TO DUKE 5:51
6 PUT ME IN THAT DUNGEON 2:53*
1 BIRD CALLS 6:18
2 FABLES OF FAUBUS 8:14
3 PUSSY CAT DUES 9:15
4 JELLY ROLL 6:17
CHARLES MINGUS, bass & leader
JIMMY KNEPPER, trombone (on A1 & Side B)
WILLIE DENNIS, trombone (on A2-A5)
BOOKER ERVIN, tenor sax
CURTIS PORTER (aka SHAFI HADI), alto & tenor sax
JOHN HANDY, alto & tenor sax, clarinet
HORACE PARLAN, piano
DANNIE RICHMOND, drums
New York, May 5 (A1 & Side B) & May 12 (A2-A5), 1959.
CHARLES MINGUS, bass & leader; JIMMY KNEPPER, trombone; DON ELLIS, trumpet;
BOOKER ERVIN, tenor sax; JOHN HANDY, alto sax; MAURICE BROWN & SEYMOUR BARAB, cello;
ROLAND HANNA, piano; DANNIE RICHMOND, drums.
New York, November 13, 1959.