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The 20 greatest jazz albums of all time

No. 5 Mingus Ah Um by Charles Mingus (1959)

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Curious about the legendary bassists? This is where you should start. This is Mingus’s greatest set of compositions and arguably the best band he played with. A brilliant set of songs, with musical nods to Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and Lester Young.

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