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ARTIST
TITLE
Mingus Dynasty
FORMAT
LP

LABEL
CATALOG #
DOL 718LP DOL 718LP
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
5/14/2013

140 gram vinyl reissue, originally released by Columbia in 1959. "There's a definite soundtrack quality to a great deal of the music here, and indeed the majority of Mingus' originals here were composed for film and television scores and an expanded, nine- to ten-piece group. On some pieces, Mingus refines and reworks territory he'd previously hit upon. 'Slop,' for example, is another gospel-inflected 6/8 stormer, composed for a TV production that requested a piece similar to 'Better Get It in Your Soul.' The ferocious 'Gunslinging Bird' follows a similar pattern, and it's the same piece whose full title -- 'If Charlie Parker Were a Gunslinger, There'd Be a Whole Lot of Dead Copycats' -- is given elsewhere." --All Music Guide