New Tijuana Moods [Remaster]

Performers Charles Mingus

Bluebird RCA | December 18, 2006 | Compact Disc

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Inspired by a trip to Tijuana, Tijuana Moods was recorded in 1957 but was sat on by RCA until its release in 1962. Bassist/composer Charles Mingus at the time said that this was his greatest recording, and it certainly ranks near the top. The original version (which was usually edited together from a few different takes) consisted of just five performances. In the '80s, it doubled in size with the release of two versions of each of the songs. In 2001, it reappeared as a double CD with 22 performances and also as a 12-track edition from RCA Victor. It has often been said that Mingus forced and pressured his sidemen to play above their potential, and that is certainly true of this project. Altoist Shafi Hadi (who doubles on tenor) is in blazing form on "Ysabel's Table Dance," while trumpeter Clarence Shaw (who was praised by Mingus for his short lyrical solo on "Flamingo") sounds quite haunting on "Los Mariachis." Trombonist Jimmy Knepper and drummer Dannie Richmond made other great recordings, but they are in particularly superior form throughout this session, as is the obscure pianist Bill Triglia. Completing the band is Ysabel Morel on vocals and Frankie Dunlop on castanets. While "Dizzy's Moods" is based on "Woody'N You," and "Flamingo" is given a fresh treatment, the other three songs are quite original, with "Tijuana Gift Shop" having a catchy, dissonant riff that sticks in one's mind. The passionate playing, exciting ensembles, and high-quality compositions make this a real gem. This stirring music belongs in every jazz collection, for it does represent one of Charles Mingus' finest hours. [The LP was re-released with bonus tracks in 2001.] ~ Scott Yanow

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 18, 2006

Genre: Bass

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 2

Label Name: Bluebird RCA

UPC: 743217499921

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New Tijuana Moods [Remaster]

Performers Charles Mingus

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: December 18, 2006

Genre: Bass

Style: Jazz Instrument

Number of Discs: 2

Label Name: Bluebird RCA

UPC: 743217499921


Title Track Time
1.Dizzy Moods --
2.Ysabel's Table Dance --
3.Tijuana Gift Shop --
4.Los Mariachis --
5.Flamingo --
6.Colloquial Dream (Scenes in the City) --
7.Dizzy Moods (Alternate Take) --
8.Ysabel's Table Dance (Alternate Take) --
9.Tijuana Gift Shop (Alternate Take) --
10.Los Mariachis (Alternate Take) --
11.Flamingo (Alternate Take) --
12.Colloquial Dram (Previously Unreleased) --

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Inspired by a trip to Tijuana, Tijuana Moods was recorded in 1957 but was sat on by RCA until its release in 1962. Bassist/composer Charles Mingus at the time said that this was his greatest recording, and it certainly ranks near the top. The original version (which was usually edited together from a few different takes) consisted of just five performances. In the '80s, it doubled in size with the release of two versions of each of the songs. In 2001, it reappeared as a double CD with 22 performances and also as a 12-track edition from RCA Victor. It has often been said that Mingus forced and pressured his sidemen to play above their potential, and that is certainly true of this project. Altoist Shafi Hadi (who doubles on tenor) is in blazing form on "Ysabel's Table Dance," while trumpeter Clarence Shaw (who was praised by Mingus for his short lyrical solo on "Flamingo") sounds quite haunting on "Los Mariachis." Trombonist Jimmy Knepper and drummer Dannie Richmond made other great recordings, but they are in particularly superior form throughout this session, as is the obscure pianist Bill Triglia. Completing the band is Ysabel Morel on vocals and Frankie Dunlop on castanets. While "Dizzy's Moods" is based on "Woody'N You," and "Flamingo" is given a fresh treatment, the other three songs are quite original, with "Tijuana Gift Shop" having a catchy, dissonant riff that sticks in one's mind. The passionate playing, exciting ensembles, and high-quality compositions make this a real gem. This stirring music belongs in every jazz collection, for it does represent one of Charles Mingus' finest hours. [The LP was re-released with bonus tracks in 2001.] ~ Scott Yanow
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