Sunday Night Unwind, 03.25.07…


In the mood for something a bit out of the mainstream for tonight’s Unwind. Still hooked on jazz, but tonight’s selection is from the great bassist Charles Mingus, and his classic Mingus Ah Um, released in 1959.

Lots of good stuff on the album, but the highlight for me, and the reason it’s tonight’s Unwind is the soulful “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat,” which was Mingus’s tribute to the late, great saxophonist Lester Young.