Currently listening: Mingus

You ever get into a mood where all you can listen to is one artist? I’ve been sitting here for the last few days working away on getting the word out on this killer Brass Ecstasy record all while listening to Mingus records on repeat. Mingus (x5), Mingus in Wonderland, Black Saint…, Pithecanthropus Erectus, Oh Yeah, Shoes of the Fisherman’s Wife, etc etc etc. My girlfriend is getting worried she might never hear anything else, I think. But something about how dirty these recordings sound really makes my ears smile every time I hear them.

As if you need to be told how incredible his writing and playing is. But check out this vid via Google Video of the Charles Mingus Sextet, Live_In_Oslo_(1964).