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Joni Mitchell - Mingus flac album
Jazz-Rock, Soft Rock
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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 [Horn Arrangement] – 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.

  • Record Company – Warner Communications Inc.
  • Manufactured By – Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Copyright (c) – Elektra/Asylum Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Asylum Records
  • Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
  • 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 – Joni Mitchell
  • Management [Personal Management] – Elliot Roberts
  • Mastered By – Bernie Grundman
  • Mixed By – Henry Lewy, Joni Mitchell, Steve Katz
  • Painting [Paintings] – Joni Mitchell
  • Percussion – Emil Richards
  • Recorded By – Henry Lewy, Steve Katz
  • Recorded By [Additional Recordings] – Henry Lewy, Jerry Solomon
  • Soprano Saxophone [Soprano Sax] – Wayne Shorter


"White Label Promotional Copy" in Gatefold Cover with:

Not For Sale
Ownership And All Rights Reserved" - Gold foil box stamped on cover

NOT FOR SALE" - black text printed on white, but otherwise regular, Asylum labels

In Memory Of Charles Mingus 1922-1979

Recorded at A&M Studios in Hollywood.
Additional recordings at Electric Lady Studios in New York.

℗ & © 1979 Elektra/Asylum Records - back cover
℗ 1979 Asylum Records - labels

Mfg. by Elektra/Asylum/Nonesuch Records. A Division of Warner Communications Inc.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout: 5E-505-A SP 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout: 5E-505-B SP 1-1

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
AS 53 091 (5E-505) Joni Mitchell Mingus ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Asylum Records AS 53 091 (5E-505) France 1979