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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus
Born: Apr 22, 1922 in Nogales, AZ
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Died: Jan 5, 1979 in Cuernavaca, Mexico
Genre: Jazz, Pop/Rock
Biography: Irascible, demanding, bullying, and probably a genius, Charles Mingus cut himself a uniquely iconoclastic path through jazz in the middle of the 20th century, creating a legacy that became universally lauded only after he was no longer around to bug people. As a bassist, he knew few peers, blessed with ...Read full biography
Ah Um
Released: 1959
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Charles Mingus' debut for Columbia, Mingus Ah Um is a stunning summation of the bassist's talents and probably the best reference point for beginners. While there's also a strong case for The Black Saint ...Read full review
Mingus at Antibes
Released: 1960
Label: WSM
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During 1960, bassist Charles Mingus led one of his finest bands, a pianoless quartet with Eric Dolphy (on alto, flute, and bass clarinet), trumpeter Ted Curson, and drummer Dannie Richmond. For this live ...Read full review
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