The title of this disc pretty much explains what it's all about. Everyone knows that Mingus was a mean son of a bitch on the bass and that he was perhaps the most important jazz composer of all time. So it may be surprising to some that he's actual a good piano player too. Don't get me wrong, I'm not putting him up there with Cecil Taylor or anything, but he definitely can play. I also like the fact that some of his idiosyncrasies remain noticeable (he was a right nutter). I dunno I think this is safe enough so you can get away with playing it at your next dinner party. Also good for those sleepless nights spent staring out the window.