Charles Mingus – Pre-Bird (1961/2022) [FLAC 24bit, 48 kHz]

Charles Mingus - Pre-Bird (1961/2022) [FLAC 24bit, 48 kHz] Download

Artist: Charles Mingus
Album: Pre-Bird
Genre: Jazz
Release Date: 1961/2022
Audio Format:: FLAC (tracks) 24bit, 48 kHz
Duration: 35:12
Total Tracks: 8
Total Size: 366 MB


1. Charles Mingus – Take the “A” Train / Exactly Like You (03:39)
2. Charles Mingus – Prayer for Passive Resistance (03:53)
3. Charles Mingus – Eclipse (03:59)
4. Charles Mingus – Mingus Fingus No. 2 (03:38)
5. Charles Mingus – Weird Nightmare (03:39)
6. Charles Mingus – Do Nothin’ Till You Hear from Me / I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart (03:39)
7. Charles Mingus – Bemoanable Lady (04:27)
8. Charles Mingus – Half-Mast Inhibition (08:14)


This pair of 1960 studio sessions represents some of Charles Mingus’ best arrangements. Leading the smaller of two groups, he interpolates “Exactly Like You” into a driving version of “Take the ‘A’ Train” and adds a soulful blues, “Prayer for Passive Resistance,” both of which feature great solos by tenor saxophonists Booker Ervin, Yusef Lateef, and Joe Farrell. A much larger ensemble is utilized on three tracks, including the advanced bop “Mingus Fingus No. 2” and “Bemoanable Lady,” which features a rather strangely conservative alto sax solo by Eric Dolphy. Less successful are Lorraine Curson’s vocals on the dissonant “Eclipse” and pulsating “Weird Nightmare.” But this reissue, re-released previously under the title Mingus Revisited, has received a superb 24-bit remastering.

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