Charles Mingus: Oh Yeah! 12"
Having recorded several albums for Columbia and Candid, jazz bassist Charles Mingus returned to Atlantic for Oh Yeah. Except he didnt play bass on the album, instead preferring to concentrate on the piano and vocals (although he shouts, rather than sings)! The result is one of the wildest albums of his career, one that gives equal space to fellow maverick Roland Kirk (flute, siren and tenor saxophone) throughout. There is much on this album that would otherwise struggle to be considered jazz, but that was a large part of Mingus strength; his ability to push musical boundaries way beyond his contemporaries make this a compelling album to listen to. Throw into the mix such song titles as Oh Lord Dont Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me, Wham Bam Thank You Maam and Eat That Chicken and its easy to see why this has been regarded a five star album.Tags: jazz reissues