Charles Mingus

Mingus Plays Piano (SV066)

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Mingus Plays Piano

Charles Mingus

Superior Viaduct


LPS 161981




LP 20,65 €

This album is unique in Mingus' enormous catalog. As the title indicates, the famous bassist takes to the ivories solo to give life to his dazzling improvisational art. At first it seems odd to hear Mingus without one of his trademark interactive and exploratory ensembles. But the sensibility that he brings to this collection of piano pieces bears all the signs of the composer's genius.


  • Charles Mingus - solo piano

New York, July 30, 1963


  • SIDE A
  • A1. Myself When I Am Real
  • A2. I Can't Get Started
  • A3. Body And Soul
  • A4. Roland Kirk's Message
  • A5. Memories Of You
  • A6. She's Just A Popular Hybrid
  • SIDE B
  • B1. Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress; Then Silk Blues
  • B2. Meditations For Moses
  • B3. Old Portrait
  • B4. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
  • B5. Compositional Theme Story: Medleys, Anthems And Folklore