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"What are you listening to right now?" thread
25 October 2019
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QuarryMan said

Let My Children Hear Music is my second favourite Mingus record of the four or five I've heard, really awesome atmosphere. It's hard to describe his music really, you just sort of have to hear it. 

I like it, it's got some interesting quirks; it's just not a favourite. I tend to prefer more manageable sized combos to huge orchestrations, jazzwise; I've had the same problem with "Sketches of Spain" and Miles Davis' other Gil Evans stuff.

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If I had to pick my favorite Mingus albums (as I couldn't pick just one) it would be the following:

1. "Black Saint and the Sinner Lady" - A fabulous record that speaks for itself. Many people would argue that pieces like "Let My Children Hear Music", "Mingus Ah Um" or even the gargantuan piece "Epitaph" is Mingus's best; but I'd digress. All the tracks are equally good to me, and it's one of the few albums in which I cannot rank them properly.

2. "Let My Children Hear Music" - Just like QMan, I too love this album a lot. Mingus (despite not playing bass, but rather piano) composes some of the smoothest yet somehow disorganized and volatile big band albums (and jazz in general). Props are also given to the individual conductors whom conducted the band on this album. Highlights for me are "The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife are some Jive Ass Slippers", "Adagio Ma Non Troppo" and "Hobo Ho".

3. "Charles 'Baron' Mingus, West Coast, 1945-1949" - Mingus fans probably understand why. Whilst many jazz fans are more familiar with Mingus's composition feats, his early works focus less on composing but rather his raw yet eloquent bass playing. Highlights for me are "Mingus Fingers", "Shuffle Bass Boogie", and "The Texas Hop".

4."Blues and Roots" - The album that got me hooked on to Mingus, this album is an obvious pick. I would say that this album is the most volatile and disorganized among all of Mingus's albums, which says quite a lot. Yet, Mingus and the band played the blues and gospel with an incredible flair, with every solo packing an incredible punch. Highlights for me are "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting", "Moanin", "Tensions" and "E's Flat Ah's Flat Too".

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I tend toward Mingus in around 1960 when he was working with Eric Dolphy. Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus (1960), Mingus (1961) and Mingus at Antibes (recorded in 1960 but not released until 1976) are probably my favourite albums of his.

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Wasn't aware of that 40s Baron thing, thanks...reading the allaboutjazz.com review and now I really really wanna hear it, of course paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

Charles Mingus' music was, to me, the ideal entry point into the intriguing and intimidating world of jazz, after a life spent listening to little besides rockrockrock (and roll). It had bluesy heavy riffs and fancy rhythms,  and song forms, same as all the hardrock/prog I enjoyed. And the music hits so many ecstatic hard-rock peaks (is there a single album where the man doesn't spontaneously yell something at a bandmember?) that it really felt like music I could enjoy, and not just puzzle over.

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YES to the Mingus/Dolphy collaborations! I was a-hard-days-night-ringo-6some years ago to find existing film footage of "I'll Remember April" from Antibes on yootube.

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Wasn't aware of that 40s Baron thing, thanks...reading the allaboutjazz.com review and now I really really wanna hear it, of course paul-mccartney-thumb_gif

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Speaking of Charles Mingus, David Bowie listed in his list of 25 Top LP's Charles Mingus's "Oh Yeah!". I would also recommend checking that out. "Tijuana Moods" will go very well if you like a bit of a latin-american based jazz. It is clear from the get-go the influence of Bossa-Nova on this album.

Currently listening to (probably) my favorite John Coltrane album "Ole Coltrane". A four-piece album which every single piece of them are superb. From the opening bass notes of the title track "Ole", the premise of the album is rooted in blues and latin-american music. I also really enjoy the use of tritones in the title track as well. A truly underrated jazz album

I can't seem to find the album on youtube, so here is the spotify link below:

https://open.spotify.com/album.....3CRblRPj8K

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Speaking of Charles Mingus, David Bowie listed in his list of 25 Top LP's Charles Mingus's "Oh Yeah!". I would also recommend checking that out. "Tijuana Moods" will go very well if you like a bit of a latin-american based jazz. It is clear from the get-go the influence of Bossa-Nova on this album.

Well, it's Latin-American, but I wouldn't say Bossa nova - it's rooted in Mexico, not Brazil. 

Currently listening to (probably) my favorite John Coltrane album "Ole Coltrane". A four-piece album which every single piece of them are superb. From the opening bass notes of the title track "Ole", the premise of the album is rooted in blues and latin-american music. I also really enjoy the use of tritones in the title track as well. A truly underrated jazz album

  

I think it's less Latin-American than Spanish-North African. Trane was apparently in a "world music" frame of mind in 1961 - he also came up with "Africa" and "India" that year, and even added a tamboura player for the latter. 

Everyone's Mingus recommendations seconded, and I'll add "The Clown" and "Right Now!" 

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Thanks for the revise. Much appreciated.

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Oh Yoko. Love this one. So happy and carefree. Even Yoko detractors have to admit that!

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Continuing on the jazz theme, the David Bowie article mentioned (really interesting read by the way, here's a link for anyone interested) reminded me that I've been really enjoying this Gerry Mulligan album recently. Nowhere near as avant-garde as Mingus or Trane, but nonetheless gorgeous.

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Currently going through "The Essential Bessie Smith". I would consider Smith to be the last link between blues and jazz, as both genres will head their separate ways (though interconnected) soon after her death, with the rise of swing. 

Highlights for me (includes): "Aggravatin' Papa", "Jail House Blues", "On Revival Day", "Gimme A Pigfoot And A Bottle Of Beer" and "Take Me For A Buggy Ride"

I definitely recommend checking her out: 

Side note: I am really enjoying "Night Lights". Thank you for sharing this album. Highlights for me are "In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning" and "Night Lights"

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I was listening to a lot of George, which turned into a lot of Wilburys, which turned into a lot of Bob Dylan. Currently listening to Highway 61 Revisited.

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That's a good album. I think it's Bob's best album. Feel free to disagree by saying "Blonde on Blonde" or "Bringing it All Back Home" is much better. 

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Blood on the Tracks for me. 

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CakeMaestor said
That's a good album. I think it's Bob's best album. Feel free to disagree by saying "Blonde on Blonde" or "Bringing it All Back Home" is much better. 

61 is my favourite too, though a case can be made for "Blonde" or "Blood". But 61 was my first Bob album, so the most revelatory. I really like the sound of that studio band, and Mike Bloomfield is my favourite Dylan lead guitarist ever. (And not just because we share a surname.blue-meanie)

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Just got finished listening to Hey Jude , such an underrated album.

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Going through some of The Door's catalog, and I've been listening to "LA Woman " a lot recently. Though "Strange Days" is my favorite out of all the albums released, LA Woman is pretty top-tier as well, though that can be said about all of The Doors albums (some might argue against "The Soft Parade", but I'd digress). Highlights for me are: "Love Her Madly", "LA Woman ", "Hyacinth House" and "Riders on the Storm".

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