Charles Mingus

Pre-Bird (Acoustic Sounds): Vinyl LP


Release date: 29 September, 2023

For this 1961 release, Mingus chose music composed before he heard the revolutionary playing of Charlie Parker. The album features large ensembles and includes two swing-era contrapuntal ‘mash-ups’, with one song playing out of the left channel and another from the right.

Verve’s Acoustic Sounds Series features transfers from analog tapes and remastered 180-gram vinyl in deluxe gatefold packaging

Side A

1. Take the A Train
2. Prayer For Passive Resistance
3. Eclipse
4. Mingus Fingus No. 2
5. Weird Nightmare

Side B
6. Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me
7. Bemoanable Lady
8. Half-Mast Inhibition

Vinyl LP