Jazz at 33 rpm (Issue 11)
Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um
An album released just after the height of bebop, Charles Mingus’ first album released on
Columbia, Mingus Ah Um, sees the bassist, composer and bandleader pay tribute to jazz’s past at
the same time as bringing his own sound to the genre.
John Handy, alto sax, clarinet, tenor sax; Booker Ervin, tenor sax; Shafi Hadi, tenor sax, alto sax;
Willie Dennis, trombone; Jimmy Knepper, trombone; Horace Parlan, piano; Charles Mingus, bass;
Dannie Richmond, drums.
Track-by- track analysis of the recording