Label: Impulse! - UCCI-9153 • Series: Impulse! お宝コレクション 50 - 13 • Format: CD Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered • Country: Japan • Genre: Jazz • Style: Contemporary Jazz, Free Improvisation
Label: Verve. Album including Album cover. We are updating our release dates twice a week. So, please feel free to check from time-to-time, if the album is available for your country. Bassist and composer Charles Mingus is one of the most radical figures in American music. Throughout the '50s, he worked as a sideman with legendary players Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and more. In the '60s, he gained recognition as a bandleader, often followed by controversy for making strong-minded statements in the press about race, politics and stodgy music critics.
While Mingus received many honors posthumously as well as during his career, perhaps his greatest achievement was transcending the restrictive label of jazz. From the opening track, appropriately titled "Myself When I Am Real," Mingus shrugs off any virtuosic pretensions of solo albums and stakes out more introspective territory. These trance-like, poetic musings reveal a tenderness rarely associated with Mingus, reminiscent Roland Kirks Message - Mingus* - Mingus Plays Piano (Spontaneous Compositions And Improvisations) Erik Satie's piano works and Art Tatum's free rhythmic style.
It is a on its own terms perhaps a more personal statement than even the masterpiece The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. As the title indicates, the famous bassist takes to the ivories solo to give life to his dazzling improvisational art. At first it seems odd to hear Mingus without one of his trademark interactive and exploratory ensembles. But the sensibility that he brings to this collection of piano pieces bears all the signs of the composer's genius.
In the first piece, "Myself When I Am Real," turbulence and aching beauty merge in Mingus' spontaneous unfolding of phrases. Such standards as "Body and Soul" and "Memories of You" are given personal, harmonically intriguing readings that blend in seamlessly with a Mingus original like "Old Portrait.
Charles Mingus. Charles Mingus One of the most important figures in twentieth century American music, Charles Mingus was a virtuoso bass player, accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer. Rheinshagen, principal bassist of the New York Philharmonic, and compositional techniques with the legendary Lloyd Reese while absorbing vernacular music from the great jazz masters, first-hand.
One of the few bassists to do so, Mingus quickly developed as a leader of musicians. He was also an accomplished pianist who could have made a career playing that instrument. Mingus soon found himself at the forefront of the avant-garde. His recordings bear witness to the extraordinarily creative body of work that followed. He recorded over a hundred albums and wrote over three hundred scores.
In the same year his autobiography, Beneath the Underdog, was published by Knopf. In he also re-signed with Columbia Records.
He toured extensively throughout Europe, Japan, Canada, South America and the United States until the end Roland Kirks Message - Mingus* - Mingus Plays Piano (Spontaneous Compositions And Improvisations) when he was diagnosed as having a rare nerve disease, Amyotropic Lateral Sclerosis.
He was confined to a wheelchair, and although he was no longer able to write music on paper or compose at the piano, his last works were sung into a tape recorder. When asked to comment on his accomplishments, Mingus said that his abilities as a bassist were the result of hard work but that his talent for composition came from God.
He also received an honorary degree from Brandeis and an award from Yale University. HighRes-Studio Master files are lossless at various sample rates from Intermezzo - Various - Airs Célèbres Du Monde Entier Search.
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