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charles mingus 1954 pithecanthropus erectus 2383This was Mingus' breakthrough album. You can hear how he is developing as a musician, arranger and composer and how he challenges the musicians around him - including Jackie McLean and Mal Waldron - to strive to do better. 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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