Pithecanthropus Erectus (studio album) by Charles Mingus
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The best album by Charles Mingus is The Black Saint And The Sinner Lady which is ranked number 95 in the list of all-time albums with a total rank score of 14,279.
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An excellent album, and certainly ahead of its time. The playing, at times, is prescient of the soon-to-be-arriving Avant-garde Jazz Movement. The playing is somewhere between Hard Bob and Pre-Avant-Garde. Although its middle two pieces do not match the sweeping creativity and performances of the bookend works, the album is still an essential listen for any fan of Jazz. 9/10!
Cant go wrong with Mingus
A more experimental release from Mingus that leads to some highly interesting moments but also some parts that sound a little scattered. Starting with the highs we have the fantastic 1st and 3rd tracks which are the best on the record. They are so energetic and exciting to listen to with both of them having outstanding performances on them. All the performers seem to come together perfectly on those two songs as they just sound so cohesive and free flowing. However, I do find track 2 to be quite dull and it is missing the flare of the other two songs I previously mentioned. Then there is Love Chant which has some genius moments that sound amazing to the ears but it isn't maintained for the 15 minutes of the song and they do lose their way around the middle section of the record. Overall, some interesting and engaging work present on here and it is definitely worth exploring but this isn't amongst his best work.
Very good experimental jazz album, very innovative.
This is really the Mingus chaos record, which works for some but not everyone. I like it, though.
Better than Clown. Some interesting stuff on here. Sometimes sounds all over the place which can be either amazing or off-putting.
Um passo além do bibop!!
I like how varied and wild this thing is, it's like no other jazz record of the time. Impressive experimentation in a genre that at the time I think wasn't very fond to it.
Pushing the boundaries and I like it. Jazz isn't really my thing, but I like how they did things different in this... blowing whistles and the such.
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