Charles Mingus
Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus

(P) 1995 MCA Records, Inc. & (C) 1995 GRP Records, Inc. & (C) 1963 MCA Records, Inc.
Impulse! IMPD-170

Compact Disc

Mingus is unique! He jolts with the unexpected and the new. He has something to say and uses every resource to interpret his message. Mingus is ingenous - gifted in musical expression - listen now to MINGUS...


  1. II B.S. (4:46)
  2. I X Love (7:38)
  3. Celia (6:12)
  4. Mood Indigo (4:43) (Duke Ellington, Barney Bigard)
  5. Better Get Hit In Yo' Soul (6:28)
  6. Theme For Lester Young (5:50)
  7. Hora Decubitus (4:41)
  8. Freedom (5:10)

    All compositions by Charles Mingus unless otherwise noted



Date and location
Total time
45:49 (IMPD-170) / 40:38 (MCAD-39119)
Original issue (year)
Reissue (year)


'II B.S.' is 'Haitian Fight Song', 'I X Love' is 'Duke's Choice', 'Theme For Lester Young' is 'Goodbye Pork Pie Hat' and 'Hora Decubitus' is 'E's Flat, Ah's Flat Too'.

'Better Get Hit In Yo' Soul' was mistakenly listed in the original album as belonging to the January date. It was clearly a mistake, because Booker Ervin has a solo on that track.

See also