Charlie Mingus Tijuana Moods (1962)

Columbia
  • 1. dizzy moods
  • 2. ysabel's table dance
  • 3. tijuana gift shop
  • 4. los mariachis
  • 5. flamingo
  • 6. dizzy moods (alternative take)
  • 7. ysabel's table dance (alternative take)
  • 8. los mariachis (alternative take)
  • 9. flamingo (alternative take)
  • 10. tijuana gift shop (alternative take)
  • 11. a colloquial dream
  • 12. flamingo (alternative take)
  • 13. ysabel's table dance (composite incomplete take)
  • 14. dizzy moods (junkyard take 8)
  • 15. dizzy moods (bass solos take 14)
  • 16. tijuana gift shop (takes 1-4)
  • 17. tijuana gift shop (take 6)
  • 18. los mariachis (takes 1-3)
  • 19. los mariachis (takes 5-10)
  • 20. los mariachis (takes 15-23)
  • 21. a colloquial dream (take 6)
  • 22. a colloquial dream (take 8)

Recorded in 1957, Tijuana Moods was initially released five years later in 1962. It was written during a very blue period in Mingus’ life. He was separated from his wife Celia, so he made his first trip to Tijuana, Baja California with Dannie Richmond in hopes of forgetting her. It didn’t work, but ever the artist Mingus “decided to benefit musically” by recreating his border town experiences.