I won't write a review of the music of this jazz classic.
Instead, I'm reviewing this vinyl edition by Music On Vinyl. Wow! If only all new vinyl was done to this high standard! The sleeve quality is fantastic and the vinyl itself housed in a high quality inner sleeve. This vinyl itself is beautifully quiet. No pops or crackles. The music sounds open, it breathes, you can feel and hear the texture of the instruments.
I buy a lot of vinyl both new and used. I use a reasonably good turntable (Rega Planar 2).
I highly recommend this edition of Mingus Ah Um on Music On Vinyl. Watch out - there are other inferior editions on also available on new vinyl and typically a few dollars cheaper.
Mingus Ah Um (180G)
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- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 31.75 x 31.75 x 0.33 cm; 257.98 Grams
- Manufacturer : MUSIC ON VINYL
- Manufacturer reference : MOVLP065
- Original Release Date : 2010
- Label : MUSIC ON VINYL
- ASIN : B00376AVZ8
- Number of discs : 1
- Best Sellers Rank: 8,670 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
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Reviewed in Australia on 11 February 2020
Despite the many complaints about certain reissue labels, this particular reissue, on heavyweight 180 gm blue vinyl, is faultless. In fact, it is so good that this has become one of my favourites. Quiet, very low noise floor, amazing depth and detail, bargain-priced. Who could ask for more?
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Caught by surpriseReviewed in the United Kingdom on 14 March 2020
Wasn't aware it was a picture disc .. Usually avoid pic discs.... But on this occasion the sound quality is decent and the albu! Is fantastic
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Proper JazzReviewed in the United Kingdom on 19 April 2012
This album shows what Charlie Mingus could achieve. It sounds aggressive and exciting. The free solos are actually disciplined and not too long for their content, even though the tracks are mostly quite long the quality of improvisation makes them feel compact and the whole album swings. It seems to me that the combo knew each other well and knew to how pass the solo baton before their inspriation had ceased. It also sounds like it has the strucure of an Ellington small group but with a more exciting and immediate sense of purpose. It is much more satisfying too my ears than the contemporary Free Jazz of Ornette Coleman
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Iconic albumReviewed in the United Kingdom on 3 January 2021
One of the most important iconic albums in Jazz history- marvellous!
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Must have jazz recordingsReviewed in the United Kingdom on 6 January 2021
It seems like the 50's was a great time for recording artists, like others of this era, the producers did muck it about.