Charles Mingus

By J Poet

Charles Mingus was a brilliant composer and bandleader, an improviser of rare genius, and one of the most important figures in 20th Century jazz. He moved the bass from the rhythm section to the front of the band and created music that combined New Orleans jazz, swing, be bop, post bop, Latin music, modern classical music, free jazz and avant-garde impulses into unforgettable and powerful compositions. He was also a fine pianist and a driven, sometimes self destructive, musician who continually fought against racism and the duplicity of the music business. He was just getting some... Read More

City Of Origin:
Nogales, Arizona, United States
Genre:
Jazz, Bop
Birthdate:
04/22/1922
Death date:
01/05/1979
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Please Don't Come Back from the Moon

Charles Mingus: The Complete Town Hall Concert
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Osmotin'

Charles Mingus: The Complete Town Hall Concert
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Epitaph

Charles Mingus: The Complete Town Hall Concert
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Peggy's Blue Skylight

Charles Mingus: The Complete Town Hall Concert
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In a Mellotone

Charles Mingus: The Complete Town Hall Concert
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Epitaph

Charles Mingus: The Complete Town Hall Concert
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Portrait

Charles Mingus: The Complete Town Hall Concert
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