Pithecanthropus Erectus - Charles Mingus - Sixteen Classic Albums (CD)

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Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. Artists Jackie McLean as J. Collectors Corner Source: London record shop Browsing online I stumbled on a seller who identified themselves as a record shop in South East Pithecanthropus Erectus - Charles Mingus - Sixteen Classic Albums (CD) I had never heard of, more inner-city than my usual orbit, who claimed to have a copy of PE on original Atlantic at a very fair price, something I had been looking for a long time.

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Email Address never made public. Loading Comments Email Name Website. Pithecanthropus Erectus was Charles Mingus ' breakthrough as a leader, the album where he established himself as a composer of boundless imagination and a fresh new voice that, despite his ambitiously modern concepts, was firmly grounded in jazz tradition.

Mingus truly discovered himself after mastering the vocabularies of bop and swing, and with Pithecanthropus Erectus he began seeking new ways to increase the evocative power of the art form and challenge his musicians who here include altoist Jackie McLean and pianist Mal Waldron to work outside of convention. The title cut is one of his greatest masterpieces: a four-movement tone poem depicting man's evolution from pride and accomplishment to hubris and slavery and finally to ultimate Pithecanthropus Erectus - Charles Mingus - Sixteen Classic Albums (CD).

The piece is held together by a haunting, repeated theme and broken up by frenetic, sound-effect-filled interludes that grow darker as man's spirit sinks lower. It can be a little hard to follow the story line, but the whole thing seethes Pithecanthropus Erectus - Charles Mingus - Sixteen Classic Albums (CD) a brooding intensity that comes from the soloist's extraordinary focus on the mood, rather than simply flashing their chops.

Mingus ' playful side surfaces on "A Foggy Day In San Francisco ," which crams numerous sound effects all from actual instruments into a highly visual portrait, complete with honking cars, ringing trolleys, sirens, police whistles, change clinking on the sidewalk, and more. This was the first album where Mingus tailored his arrangements to the personalities of his musicians, teaching the pieces by ear instead of writing everything out. Perhaps that's why Pithecanthropus Erectus resembles paintings in sound -- full of sumptuous tone colors learned through Duke Ellingtonbut also rich in sonic details that only could have come from an adventurous modernist.

And Mingus plays with the sort of raw passion that comes with the first flush of mastery. Still one of his greatest. AllMusic relies heavily on JavaScript. Please enable JavaScript in your browser to use the site fully. Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Luckily, we outsiders can once again enjoy the music of this genius 60 years after the studio recording, in its original format.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the Pithecanthropus Erectus - Charles Mingus - Sixteen Classic Albums (CD) head.

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