Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Song of The Day #072

"Cumbia & Jazz Fusion" by Charles Mingus

This monster track from the album of the same name showcases the master bassist foraying into, well, cumbia and fusion. And it's pretty darn awesome. It swings and bounces like the best cumbia, explores and experiments like the best fusion, and all the while stays complex and subdued like the best Mingus--that's my favorite part: that you know it's Mingus right away, even if he's using unfamiliar instruments, rhythms, and scales.

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