AH UM - 50th Anniversary (Legacy Edition)
Released: May 2009
Mingus, signed to Columbia for a brief two-album stay in 1959, burst out of the gates with this magnum opus. Featuring a universally gifted band driven to their highest level of expression on a set of wonderfully varied and sequenced material, this is melodically and harmonically rich blues music expressing the whole history of jazz up to the moment of its creation. Kind of Blue may be epochal, but every fan of music should also have Mingus Ah Um in their collection. This remastered edition features an extra disc of outtakes, bonus cuts and more.