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Joni Mitchell - Mingus album download
Performer: Joni Mitchell
Title: Mingus
Country: US
Released: 1979
Style: Jazz-Rock, Pop Rock
Rating: 4.3/5
FLAC size: 1248 mb | MP3 size: 1805 mb | WMA size: 1976 mb
Genre: Jazz / Rock

Mingus is the tenth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, and a collaboration with composer and jazz musician Charles Mingus. Recorded in the months before his death, it would be Mingus's final musical project; the album is wholly dedicated to him. Mingus was released on June 13, 1979. The album is quite experimental, featuring minimalist jazz, over-plucked, buzzing acoustic guitars, and even wolves howling through "The Wolf That Lives in Lindsey".

In the months prior to the passing of legendary jazz bassist Charles Mingus, Joni Mitchell had been personally summoned by the bop pioneer to collaborate on a musical version of . Eliot's Four Quartets. The project would entail Mitchell to condense the text for Mingus to score instrumentally. He planned on utilizing a full orchestra, as well as the more traditional guitar and bass. They would accompany Mitchell's vocals and the narration of selected portions of the text

Mingus ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM). Asylum Records. Mingus ‎(LP, Album, Gat).

Band Name Joni Mitchell. Released date June 1979. Labels Elektra Records. Music StyleFolk Rock. Members owning this album3. 1. Happy Birthday 1975. 2. God Must Be a Boogie Man. 3. Funeral.

Charles Mingus had called upon Joni Mitchell in the last months of his life to work on a musical version of . Elliot’s Four Quartets, a project which ultimately was scrapped but served as the catalyst to Joni’s Mingus album. Initial recordings for this album were done with other musicians, but Joni settled upon an all-star cast of Jaco on bass, along with Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Peter Erskine, Don Alias and others. Sadly, Mingus died before this album was completed.

Features Song Lyrics for Joni Mitchell's Mingus album. Joni Mitchell - Mingus Album Lyrics. The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines Lyrics.

Mingus is the tenth studio album by Joni Mitchell in collaboration which the late jazz musician Charles Mingus. It is one of the final albums Charles Mingus recorded before his death. Featuring Charles Mingus. Producers Joni Mitchell. Writers Joni Mitchell, Joni Mitchell/Charles Mingus & Mildred J. Hill. Bass Guitar Jaco Pastorius.

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Happy Birthday 1975 (Rap) 0:57
A2 God Must Be A Boogie Man
Words By, Music By – Joni Mitchell
A3 Funeral (Rap) 1:07
A4 A Chair In The Sky
Music By – Charles MingusWords By – Joni Mitchell
A5 The Wolf That Lives In Lindsey
Words By, Music By – Joni Mitchell
B1 I's A Muggin' (Rap) 0:07
B2 Sweet Sucker Dance
Music By – Charles MingusWords By – Joni Mitchell
B3 Coin In The Pocket (Rap) 0:11
B4 The Dry Cleaner From Des Moines
Arranged By [Horns] – Jaco PastoriusMusic By – Charles MingusWords By – Joni Mitchell
B5 Lucky (Rap) 0:03
B6 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Music By – Charles MingusWords By – Joni Mitchell

Companies, etc.

  • Manufactured By – WEA Musik GmbH
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Recorded At – A&M Studios
  • Recorded At – Electric Lady Studios


  • Art Direction – Glen Christensen
  • Bass – Jaco Pastorius
  • Congas – Don Alias
  • Drums – Peter Erskine
  • Electric Piano – Herbie Hancock
  • Guitar, Vocals, Mixed By, Artwork [Paintings] – Joni Mitchell
  • Management [Personal] – Elliot Roberts
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Percussion – Emil Richards
  • Recorded By [Additional Recordings] – Jerry Solomon
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Steve Katz
  • Recorded By, Recorded By [Additional Recordings], Mixed By – Henry Lewy
  • Soprano Saxophone – Wayne Shorter


In memory of Charles Mingus 1922-1979

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL
  • Label Code: LC 2648
  • Other (Distribution Code (France)): WE 341
  • Other (Distribution Code (Germany)): Ⓤ

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
5E-505 Joni Mitchell Mingus ‎(LP, Album, SP) Asylum Records 5E-505 US 1979
CD 505 Joni Mitchell Mingus ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Asylum Records CD 505 Canada Unknown
P-10626Y Joni Mitchell Mingus ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Asylum Records P-10626Y Japan 1979
AS 53091 Joni Mitchell Mingus ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Asylum Records AS 53091 Germany 1979
5E-505 Joni Mitchell Mingus ‎(LP, Album, RE) Asylum Records 5E-505 US Unknown