Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um (Limited Edition UltraDisc One-Step 45rpm Vinyl 2LP)
Blues- and Gospel-Rooted Jazz Sparks with Diversity and Personality: Charles Mingus’ Exuberant Mingus Ah Um Bridges Accessibility and Creativity, Tradition and Modernity
Mastered from the Original Master Tapes and Pressed on MoFi SuperVinyl: Mingus Ah Um Mobile Fidelity UD1S 45RPM 2LP Box Set Presents Songs at Their Original 1959 Lengths
Lavish Packaging Includes Opulent Box, Foil-Stamped Jackets, and MoFi SuperVinyl LPs: Deluxe Audiophile Set Strictly Limited to 6,000 Numbered Copies (Limit Two Per Customer)
“Better Git It in Your Soul” not only serves as the name of the inviting, holler-appointed opening track of Charles Mingus’ Mingus Ah Um. It epitomizes the spirit, urgency, freedom, and feel-it-in-your-bones passion of an album that – along with Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue, Dave Brubeck’s Time Out, and John Coltrane’s Giant Steps – forms the Mount Rushmore of quintessential records from 1959-1960, jazz’s watershed graduating class. Indeed, Mingus Ah Um is cited on practically every “greatest” list assembled and enjoys the rare distinction of wearing a prestigious crown in the Penguin Guide to Jazz and membership in the Grammy Hall of Fame. Now, it receives the highest sonic treatment available in the form of a reissue worthy of its preeminent creative stature while also presenting the songs at their original lengths, and without the edits of many other versions.
Strictly limited to 6,000 numbered copies and pressed on MoFi SuperVinyl at RTI, Mobile Fidelity’s ultra-hi-fi UltraDisc One-Step collector’s edition makes Mingus Ah Um pop with unprecedented vibrancy, command, energy, and scale. The bassist’s church-music roots spring to life in the form of blues themes, moaned vocals, spiritual motifs, and preacher-inspired riffs that register with hyper-realistic dimensionality and natural intimacy. Experienced as a seamless whole – just as the cigar-chomping composer intended – the band enters your listening room, its intertwined assembly of notes, phrases, pauses, shapes, and solos yielding something more music. What you hear here is the formation of aura and atmosphere traditionally only associated with live concerts. Such is the allure of UD1S and MoFi SuperVinyl.
Developed by NEOTECH and RTI, MoFi SuperVinyl is the most exacting-to-specification vinyl compound ever devised. Analog lovers have never seen (or heard) anything like it. Extraordinarily expensive and extremely painstaking to produce, the special proprietary compound addresses two specific areas of improvement: noise floor reduction and enhanced groove definition. The vinyl composition features a new carbonless dye (hold the disc up to the light and see) and produces the world’s quietest surfaces. This high-definition formula also allows for the creation of cleaner grooves that are indistinguishable from the original lacquer. MoFi SuperVinyl provides the closest approximation of what the label’s engineers hear in the mastering lab.
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