Charles Mingus
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1922-04-22
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Biography

As well as being one of the most accomplished bassists of the 1950s and 1960s, Mingus was among the most original and prolific composers in jazz. He began writing during his teenage years in Los Angeles, where he started playing ...

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Charles Mingus
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
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Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
Charles Mingus
So Long Eric
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So Long Eric So Long Eric So Long Eric So Long Eric
Charles Mingus
Pussy Cat Dues
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Pussy Cat Dues Pussy Cat Dues Pussy Cat Dues Pussy Cat Dues
Charles Mingus
Self-Portrait In Three Colors
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Self-Portrait In Three Colors Self-Portrait In Three Colors Self-Portrait In Three Colors Self-Portrait In Three Colors
Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus & Max Roach
Money Jungle
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Money Jungle Money Jungle Money Jungle Money Jungle
Charles Mingus
All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother
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All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother All The Things You Could Be By Now If Sigmund Freud's Wife Was Your Mother
Charles Mingus
Boogie Stop Shuffle
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Boogie Stop Shuffle Boogie Stop Shuffle Boogie Stop Shuffle Boogie Stop Shuffle
Charles Mingus
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
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Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Charles Mingus
Mode D: Trio and Group Dancers
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Mode D: Trio and Group Dancers Mode D: Trio and Group Dancers Mode D: Trio and Group Dancers Mode D: Trio and Group Dancers
Charles Mingus
Prayer For Passive Resistance
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Prayer For Passive Resistance Prayer For Passive Resistance Prayer For Passive Resistance Prayer For Passive Resistance
Dave Brubeck & Charles Mingus
Non-Sectarian Blues
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Non-Sectarian Blues Non-Sectarian Blues Non-Sectarian Blues Non-Sectarian Blues
Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus & Max Roach
Backward Country Boy Blues
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Backward Country Boy Blues Backward Country Boy Blues Backward Country Boy Blues Backward Country Boy Blues
John McLaughlin
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
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Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Charles Mingus
Parkeriana (Dedicated to a Genius)
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Parkeriana (Dedicated to a Genius) Parkeriana (Dedicated to a Genius) Parkeriana (Dedicated to a Genius) Parkeriana (Dedicated to a Genius)
Charles Mingus
Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
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Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams Wrap Your Troubles In Dreams
John Handy, Charles Mingus, Booker Ervin, Jimmy Knepper, Horace Parlan & Dannie Richmond
Better Git It In your Soul
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Better Git It In your Soul Better Git It In your Soul Better Git It In your Soul Better Git It In your Soul
Charles Mingus
The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers
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The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers The Shoes of the Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers
John Handy, as; Booker Ervin, ts; Jimmy Knepper, tb; Horace Parlan, tb; Charles Mingus, b; Dannie Richmond, b. 5 May 1959. & Charles Mingus
Better Git It In Your Soul
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Better Git It In Your Soul Better Git It In Your Soul Better Git It In Your Soul Better Git It In Your Soul

Better Git It In Your Soul

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John Handy, as; Booker Ervin, ts; Jimmy Knepper, tb; Horace Parlan, tb; Charles Mingus, b; Dannie Richmond, b. 5 May 1959. & Charles Mingus
Charles Mingus
My Jelly Roll Soul
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My Jelly Roll Soul My Jelly Roll Soul My Jelly Roll Soul My Jelly Roll Soul
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Biography

As well as being one of the most accomplished bassists of the 1950s and 1960s, Mingus was among the most original and prolific composers in jazz. He began writing during his teenage years in Los Angeles, where he started playing with musicians associated with the city's Central Avenue jazz district, such as the Woodman brothers, saxophonist Buddy Collette, and the teacher and trumpeter Lloyd Reese.

He recorded with several of these players, notably in his octet, under the name 'Baron Mingus'. He also made his name on a national level, playing with Louis Armstrong's orchestra (1942), Lionel Hampton (1947-8) and with vibes player Red Norvo (1950-51). He moved to New York, and worked with many players including (briefly) Duke Ellington, and pianist Bud Powell, (with whom he also appeared in the famous 1953 Massey Hall concert with Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker).

In the mid-1950s he began writing and playing in a workshop context, and from 1955 led a series of 'Jazz Workshop' groups on the basis of ongoing development and change of his compositions. His personnel changed rapidly too, but some musicians such as drummer Dannie Richmond, and pianist Jaki Byard spent long spells with the group, as did saxophonists John Handy, Booker Ervin, Eric Dolphy, Roland Kirk and Charles McPherson.

Trombonist Jimmy Knepper was another regular associate. Mingus produced a stream of compositions, many of them exploring his African-American heritage, and most of them encapsulated in more than one version on his steady flow of albums including: Tijuana Moods (1957); Blues and Roots (1959); Ah Um (1959); Mingus! (1960); Oh Yeah (1961); and Black Saint and The Sinner Lady (1963).

His output of discs and new music was coupled with continual touring or work in New York clubs. Mingus was always of fiery temperament, and in 1966, his psychological troubles came to a head, and together with the strained finances of running a group such as his, he stopped performing for four years. In late 1969, Mingus returned to the stage, playing internationally until the onset of Lou Gehrig's disease forced him to stop working in 1977. His small group music was kept alive by the band Mingus Dynasty, and the Mingus Big Band (under the direction of his widow, Sue) continues to perform his big band music.

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