Mingus Revisited

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Mingus Revisited
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Studio album by
ReleasedSeptember 1961 (Pre-Bird)[1]
May 1965 (Mingus Revisited)[2]
LabelMercury (1961)
Limelight (1965)
ProducerLeonard Feather
Charles Mingus chronology
Mingus Dynasty
Mingus Revisited
Mingus at Antibes
Professional ratings
Review scores
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide5/5 stars[3]

Mingus Revisited (originally released as Pre-Bird in 1961) is an album by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus consisting of music that was composed before Mingus first heard Charlie Parker, hence the Pre-Bird title. The music is scored for various sized large jazz ensembles and features many soloists prominent at the time of recording. The album includes two tracks which are contrapuntal arrangements of two swing era pieces, whereby "Take the "A" Train" (left channel) is paired with a simultaneous "Exactly Like You" (right channel), and likewise "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" with "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart".

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Take the "A" Train" (Billy Strayhorn) / "Exactly Like You" (Jimmy McHugh/Dorothy Fields) – 3:40
  2. "Prayer For Passive Resistance" – 3:57
  3. "Eclipse" – 4:01
  4. "Mingus Fingus No. 2" – 3:39
  5. "Weird Nightmare" - 3:42
  6. "Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me" (Duke Ellington/Bob Russell) / "I Let a Song Go Out of My Heart" (Duke Ellington/Irving Mills/Henry Nemo/John Redmond) - 3:41
  7. "Bemoanable Lady" - 4:30
  8. "Half-Mast Inhibition" - 8:14

All compositions by Charles Mingus, except where indicated



  1. ^ Billboard Sept 11, 1961
  2. ^ Billboard June 12, 1965
  3. ^ Swenson, J., ed. (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 140. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.