Charles Mingus’ classic 1959 album ‘Mingus Ah Um’ available on 180g vinyl LP + bonus CD of the album with bonus tracks.
”First let’s put your minds at ease about that weird title: it’s a corruption of an
imaginary Latin declension (mingus-minga-mingum). Don’t ask why. It seems
to me that Mingus has now completely found himself, found a personal and
vital direction. This is a consistently exciting and stimulating set. Mingus has something to say, knows how and through whom to say it, and it is all stated with communicative
authority.” - DownBeat, Leonard Feather
Better Git It In Your Soul / Goodbye Pork Pie Hat / Boogie Stop Shuffle / Self-Portrait In Three Colors / Open Letter To Duke / Bird Calls / Fables Of Faubus / Pussy Cat Dues / Jelly Roll