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Charles Mingus ‎
Mingus Ah Um | 45 RPM | MOFI

Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab

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The Ultimate Version of Landmark 1959 Album: Deluxe Audiophile Set Strictly Limited to 6,000 Numbered Copies


"Better Git It in Your Soul" not only serves as the name of the inviting, holler-appointed opening track of Charles Mingus' Mingus Ah Um. It epitomizes the spirit, urgency, freedom, and feel-it-in-your-bones passion of an album that – along with Miles Davis' Kind of Blue, Dave Brubeck's Time Out, and John Coltrane's Giant Steps – forms the Mount Rushmore of quintessential records from 1959-1960, jazz's watershed graduating class. Indeed, Mingus Ah Um is cited on practically every "greatest" list assembled and enjoys the rare distinction of wearing a prestigious crown in the Penguin Guide to Jazz and membership in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Now, it receives the highest sonic treatment available in the form of a reissue worthy of its preeminent creative stature. 


Strictly limited to 6,000 numbered copies and pressed on MoFi SuperVinyl at RTI, Mobile Fidelity's ultra-hi-fi UltraDisc One-Step collector's edition makes Mingus Ah Um pop with unprecedented vibrancy, command, energy, and scale. The bassist's church-music roots spring to life in the form of blues themes, moaned vocals, spiritual motifs, and preacher-inspired riffs that register with hyper-realistic dimensionality and natural intimacy. Experienced as a seamless whole – just as the cigar-chomping composer intended – the band enters your listening room, its intertwined assembly of notes, phrases, pauses, shapes, and solos yielding something more music. What you hear here is the formation of aura and atmosphere traditionally only associated with live concerts. Such is the allure of UD1S and MoFi SuperVinyl. - MOFI

Label: Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab ‎– UD1S 2-010, Columbia ‎– 88985439221, Sony Music Commercial Music Group ‎– 88985439221

Series: UltraDisc One-Step – , Original Master Recording –

Format: 2 × Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM, Album, Limited Edition, Numbered, Reissue, Remastered, 180g, SuperVinyl Box Set

Country: US

Released: 03 Mar 2020

Genre: Jazz

Style: Bop, Cool Jazz