Charles Mingus
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1922-04-22
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Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was a highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. His compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel music and ...

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Biography

Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was a highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. His compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel music and blues while sometimes drawing on elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and classical music. Yet Mingus avoided categorization, forging his own brand of music that fused tradition with unique and unexplored realms of jazz. He once cited Duke Ellington and church as his main influences.

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Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
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Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
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So Long Eric
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So Long Eric So Long Eric So Long Eric So Long Eric
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Pussy Cat Dues
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Pussy Cat Dues Pussy Cat Dues Pussy Cat Dues Pussy Cat Dues
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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
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
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Boogie Stop Shuffle
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Boogie Stop Shuffle Boogie Stop Shuffle Boogie Stop Shuffle Boogie Stop Shuffle
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Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
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Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
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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
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Prayer For Passive Resistance
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Prayer For Passive Resistance Prayer For Passive Resistance Prayer For Passive Resistance Prayer For Passive Resistance
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
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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
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Biography

Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was a highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. His compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel music and blues while sometimes drawing on elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and classical music. Yet Mingus avoided categorization, forging his own brand of music that fused tradition with unique and unexplored realms of jazz. He once cited Duke Ellington and church as his main influences.

Mingus focused on collective improvisation, similar to the old New Orleans jazz parades, paying particular attention to how each band member interacted with the group as a whole. In creating his bands, he looked not only at the skills of the available musicians, but also their personalities. Many musicians passed through his bands and later went on to impressive careers. He recruited talented and sometimes little-known artists, whom he utilized to assemble unconventional instrumental configurations. As a performer, Mingus was a pioneer in double bass technique, widely recognized as one of the instrument's most proficient players.

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