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New Tijuana Moods
Charles Mingus
New Tijuana Moods
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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When it was first released in 1962, five years after it was recorded, Charles Mingus declared this musical account of a bacchanalian trip to the notorious border town the best record he ever made. That may be exaggeration,...  more »

      
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All Artists: Charles Mingus
Title: New Tijuana Moods
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 1/1/1957
Re-Release Date: 10/15/1996
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 090266859122, 035628564429, 078635563511, 078635563542, 090266859146, 738476511729

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When it was first released in 1962, five years after it was recorded, Charles Mingus declared this musical account of a bacchanalian trip to the notorious border town the best record he ever made. That may be exaggeration, but it's certainly one of Mingus's best, a suite of pieces that gives form to the range of both his oversized emotions and his varied compositional techniques. The sextet, which sounds like a far larger group, includes several musicians who would become perennial Mingus associates--drummer Dannie Richmond and trombonist Jimmy Knepper--as well as the gifted trumpeter Clarence Shaw, an obscure musician with a distinctive lyricism. In its tumult, passionate breadth, and programmatic content, Tijuana Moods looks ahead to Mingus's later masterpiece, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady. --Stuart Broomer

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The Best of Mingus
S CORBETT | Los AngelesLos Angeles | 03/13/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Ah Um" is generally cited as Mingus' masterpiece, but for my money, this is it. At the very least, it's one of his most accessible recordings--the one to get if you're even remotely interested in his music and want an introduction. No doubt you'll be won over. On the whole, Mingus' music isn't an "easy" listen, but that's not the case here. Typical of Mingus, he stretches musically, keeping it interesting at all times, yet does so in such a way that is never distracting, always integrated. In other words, he never loses the listener. It all fits. Evidence of a talent that was truly magisterial."
The best jazz recording of all time
S CORBETT | 10/13/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I have been a passionate jazz fan for over 20 years and in my estimation this is the best record I own. I've owned it for fifteen years and still listen to it on a regular basis. It has it all. It's a concept record, it swings, Mingus wrenches emotional solos from his bandmates and the songs are so great you just can't get them out of your head. This is a great record for the novice fan as it will suck you right in to Mingus' world."
Mingus in his Prime
possumwillie | Washington, DC | 05/15/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This music stands the test of time. It's not blues-roots Mingus although it bears his prints - the gradual build-up and combining of separate parts into one giant orgasmic release followed by a dreamy afterglow. The pieces are a varied lot around a central impressionistic theme painting the noise, crowds, dust, and smells with Mingus's signature brush strokes. I was ecstatic when I discovered it was back in print. Like some of Miles's early work, it's one of those you play periodically and are always amazed at how fresh and new it still sounds."