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Charles Mingus – Tijuana Moods Japan LP with obi

Original price was: $75.00.Current price is: $60.00.

Free US shipping! A 1976 Japanese pressing of Tijuana Moods by Charles Mingus, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese pressing of Tijuana Moods by Charles Mingus, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Tijuana Moods is a 1976 Japanese pressing of an LP that was originally released in 1962, issued on the RCA label.

The cover is M-, with a couple of tiny corner dents. The obi is M-; the “hojyuhyo” (reorder tag) is still attached.

The insert is M-.

The disc is M- and looks like it may have been played only once. Clean disc!

A beautiful copy of a terrific and well-recorded LP.

Background:  Tijuana Moods was recorded in 1957, but was not released until 1962.  Mingus is credited as “Charlie Mingus” on the cover, which he apparently disliked.

Allmusic.com gave Tijuana Moods a 5 star review:

Inspired by a trip to Tijuana, Tijuana Moods was recorded in 1957 but was sat on by RCA until its release in 1962. Bassist/composer Charles Mingus at the time said that this was his greatest recording, and it certainly ranks near the top. The original version, which was usually edited together from a few different takes, consisted of just five performances. It has often been said that Mingus forced and pressured his sidemen to play above their potential, and that is certainly true of this project….. The passionate playing, exciting ensembles, and high-quality compositions make this a real gem, and it represents one of Charles Mingus’ finest hours.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: RCA
Catalog Number:
RGP-1168
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Additional information

Weight 10 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in