Charles Mingus, "Ah Um", Original Columbia CS8171 LP, 1959, SIGNED By Charles Mingus [SOLD]
Charles Mingus, "Ah Um", Original Columbia CS8171 LP, 1959, SIGNED By Charles Mingus [SOLD]
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Charles Mingus, “Ah Um”, Columbia, CS8171, (“three on a side” six eye label), Original Stereo Issue, First Canadian Pressing, 1959, boldly SIGNED and inscribed on the top left of the slick in black ink by the great bassist and composer “Best in life to X, Charles Mingus”; from the collection of a Toronto jazz promoter who obtained the signature in person. The playing surfaces have high luster, appear to be very lightly played, visual NM. The album cover, with its striking painting by Neil Fujita, is about near fine, seams are tight with light edge wear, and touch of soil to slick; the inscription in blue ink is fine, without fading or loss. “Ah Um” was Mingus’s first album for Columbia and is generally considered to be one of his finest achievements, featuring masterful ensemble playing by a extraordinarily gifted orchestra and compositions which are among the most recognizable in jazz, including Goodbye Pork Pie Hat and Better Get It In Your Soul, which immediately entered the jazz canon. In awarding the album their highest “Crown” rating the jazz critics Cook & Morton described it “as three quarters of an hour of sheer genius”, an album which belongs in every jazz collection. A very scarce jazz collectible, with the much–prized autograph of a jazz great, SIGNED to arguably his greatest recording. J1906

Charles Mingus, "Ah Um", Original Columbia CS8171 LP, 1959, SIGNED By Charles Mingus [SOLD]
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Charles Mingus, "Ah Um", Original Columbia CS8171 LP, 1959, SIGNED By Charles Mingus [SOLD]
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Charles Mingus, "Ah Um", Original Columbia CS8171 LP, 1959, SIGNED By Charles Mingus [SOLD]
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Charles Mingus, "Ah Um", Original Columbia CS8171 LP, 1959, SIGNED By Charles Mingus [SOLD]
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Charles Mingus, "Ah Um", Original Columbia CS8171 LP, 1959, SIGNED By Charles Mingus [SOLD]
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Charles Mingus, "Ah Um", Original Columbia CS8171 LP, 1959, SIGNED By Charles Mingus [SOLD]
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Charles Mingus, "Ah Um", Original Columbia CS8171 LP, 1959, SIGNED By Charles Mingus [SOLD]
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