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charles-mingus-1954-pithecanthropus-erectus-2383This was Mingus's breakthrough album. You can hear how he is developing as a musician, arranger and composer and challenging the musicians around him to strive to do better. They include; Jackie McLean and Mal Waldron. This was the first album where Mingus tailored his arrangements to the personalities of his musicians, teaching the pieces by ear instead of writing everything out.

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  • Artist(s): Charles Mingus
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