Now in stores: Charles Mingus– the Complete Columbia & RCA Collections!
Stretching from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, the inclusive 10-CD set includes such masterpieces as Tijuana Moods (1957) (now 2 CDs); Mingus Ah Um (1959), Mingus Dynasty (1959), Alternate Takes (1959), Let My Children Hear Music (1971) and the double disc, Charles Mingus And Friends In Concert (1972), as well as Epitaph (1989). The booklet features photos from recording sessions, and liner notes by Sue Mingus!
One of Mingus’ most difficult works, “Children’s Hour of Dream,” comes to life in the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps!
Dreamworks will include Charles Mingus’s “Boogie Stop Shuffle” in its upcoming film “People Like Us” (formerly “Welcome to People”) starring Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pine. Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the film will premiere later this year.
Alvin Ailey Original Dance Performance at Nelson-Atkins Museum
Ailey and Mingus go way back to 1972 – it’s fantastic to see this relationship flourishing once again! Please post your reviews here.
Complete Charles Mingus Columbia and RCA Albums Collection to be released March 2012. April 22, 2012 would have been Mingus’s 90th Birthday. Direct to Consumer 10CD set and include the following albums:
1,2) Tijuana Moods (1957) [2 CDs] — LSP-2533 / 09026-63840-2
3) Mingus Ah Um (1959) — CS-8171 / CK-65512
4) Mingus Dynasty (1959) — CS-8236 / CK-65513
5)Alternate Takes (1959) — CK-65514
6) Let My Children Hear Music (1971) — KC-31039 / CK-48910
7,8) Charles Mingus & Friends (1972) [2 CDs]– KG-31614/C2K-64975 (2 CDs)
9,10) Epitaph (1989) [2 CDs] — C2K-45428 —