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Download links and information about Pre-Bird by Charles Mingus. This album was released in 1960 and it belongs to Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 36:22 minutes.

Artist: Charles Mingus
Release date: 1960
Genre: Jazz, Avant Garde Jazz
Tracks: 8
Duration: 36:22
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No. Title Length
1. Take the "A" Train 3:39
2. Prayer for Passive Resistance 3:53
3. Eclipse 3:59
4. Mingus Fingus No. 2 3:38
5. Weird Nightmare 3:39
6. Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me 3:39
7. Bemoanable Lady 4:27
8. Half-Mast Inhibition 9:28



This pair of 1960 studio sessions represents some of Charles Mingus' best arrangements. Leading the smaller of two groups, he interpolates "Exactly Like You" into a driving version of "Take the 'A' Train" and adds a soulful blues, "Prayer for Passive Resistance," both of which feature great solos by tenor saxophonists Booker Ervin, Yusef Lateef, and Joe Farrell. A much larger ensemble is utilized on three tracks, including the advanced bop "Mingus Fingus No. 2" and "Bemoanable Lady," which features a rather strangely conservative alto sax solo by Eric Dolphy. Less successful are Lorraine Curson's vocals on the dissonant "Eclipse" and pulsating "Weird Nightmare." But this reissue, re-released previously under the title Mingus Revisited, has received a superb 24-bit remastering and also includes a number of photos from the sessions.