Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music


Pure Pleasure Records (Columbia)



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APPR 31039
EAN: 5060149621134
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180 Gram Vinyl Record

180 Gram LP


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"Based upon the diversity of music, quality of product and their extraordinary rate of progress, Pure Pleasure Records is our re-issue record company of the year."
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"From his deathbed in Mexico in 1979 Charles Mingus sent a message to Sy Johnson (who was responsible for many of the arrangements on the album), saying that Let My Children Hear Music was the record he liked most from his career. Although Mingus' small-group recordings are the ones most often cited as his premier works, this album does, in fact, rank at the top of his oeuvre and compares favorably with the finest large-ensemble jazz recordings by anyone, including Ellington." - All Music Guide


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Hobo Ho
Chill of Death
The I of Hurricane Sue

Customer Reviews (3.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

Ok sound, missing the essay insert!

posted on 04/30/2010
3 Stars
Reviewer: Robert Hutton
This is a seminal album, unfortunately, the remastered sound is good - but far from great. The horns and solos are at times recessed, and the upfront sound doesn't help. I doesn't sound bad - far from it. It's just no better than a cheaper reissue and far from an original. To add insult to injury, the promised reproduction of the lengthy essay Mingus authored as a companion to the record - so integral to the presentation - wasn't included, despite the cover saying it is.

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