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Mingus Plays Piano


Download links and information about Mingus Plays Piano by Charles Mingus. This album was released in 1963 and it belongs to Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz genres. It contains 11 tracks with total duration of 50:33 minutes.

Artist: Charles Mingus
Release date: 1963
Genre: Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz
Tracks: 11
Duration: 50:33
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No. Title Length
1. Myself When I Am Real 7:38
2. I Can't Get Started 3:43
3. Body and Soul 4:34
4. Roland Kirk's Message 2:43
5. Memories of You 4:38
6. She's Just Miss Popular Hybrid 3:11
7. Orange Was the Color of Her Dress, Then Silk Blues 4:16
8. Meditations for Moses 3:41
9. Old Portrait 3:48
10. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You 3:46
11. Compositional Theme Story: Medleys, Anthems and Folklore 8:35



Bassist Charles Mingus would never qualify as a virtuoso on the piano but his technique was reasonably impressive and his imagination quite brilliant. This unique solo piano CD (which was reissued in 1997) has a few standards ("Body and Soul," "Memories of You" and "I'm Getting Sentimental over You") along with some freely improvised originals, most of which are quite fascinating to hear, as if one were listening to Mingus think aloud.