Sunday, May 7

Mingus at the Bohemia - Charles Mingus (1955)

Wikipedia - "Mingus at the Bohemia is an album by Charles Mingus, recorded during a live concert at the Café Bohemia on 23 December 1955. Further recordings from the concert were released under the title The Charles Mingus Quintet & Max Roach. ... Mingus at the Bohemia fixed a moment in time where Mingus found his musical identity. The first song, 'Jump, Monk' is a tribute to Thelonious Monk. Mingus tried to simulate with his bass play the dance like movements of the great musician. This composition is described by Mingus as 'a profile of Monk', not a complete picture of the man but a side view or one aspect of a complex personality. ..."
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