MUSIC

Charles Mingus | II B.S.

Good ol' Mingus. This great track kicks off a great album with a great title, Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus. It's got that swing for sure, but the best part of his compositions is how they always seem on the verge of falling apart. Hell, some of them do fall apart. I'd be interested in hearing a Reinhardt / Grappelli combo take this one on, if only to exploit the minor-key forward-thrust that makes this tune so easy on the earballs.