“Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus” is the jazz musician’s first headlong exploration into the avant-garde.
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Even though “albums” didn’t necessarily exist in the 1920s, here are my picks for the greatest recordings you should own from the decade.
“Blues & Roots” finds Charles Mingus exploring the sounds of his childhood: gospel, spirituals and, of course, the blues.
Originally released in 1960, Mingus Dynasty is a transitional album for the iconic jazz bassist, featuring a wide array of exotic influences.
“Calling All Cars” is bookended by two memorable dream sequences. In fact, this might be The Sopranos’ “scariest” episode ever.
John Coltrane’s breakthrough 1960 album “Giant Steps” remains one of the most iconic works in jazz music history.
On “Sketches of Spain,” Miles Davis explored Andalusian folk songs, flamenco processions and Spanish classical music.
Billy Fury’s 1960 debut album was an early influence on the British Invasion.
“Soul Station” is the crown jewel of Hank Mobley’s underrated discography.
Christopher Moltisanti hits rock bottom in “The Strong, Silent Type.”