Charles Mingus – Mingus Maximus

This day ( January 5, 1979), in  Cuernavaca, Mexico,, died Charles Mingus Jr. , an American jazz musician, composer and bandleader.


Wikipedia : This day ( January 5, 1979), in  Cuernavaca, Mexico,, died Charles Mingus Jr. , an American jazz musician, composer and bandleader.

Charles Mingus | The Official Site : Born on a military base in Nogales, Arizona in 1922 and raised in Watts, California, his earliest musical influences came from the church– choir and group singing– and from hearing Duke Ellington over the radio when [he] was eight years old. His early professional experience, in the 40’s, found him touring with bands like Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory and Lionel Hampton.

@allmusic : 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. : Nearly as well known as his ambitious music was Mingus’ often fearsome temperament, which earned him the nickname “The Angry Man of Jazz”. His refusal to compromise his musical integrity led to many onstage explosions, though it has been argued that his temper also grew from a need to vent frustration

@Discogs :

Audio : Goodbye Pork Pie Hat . Self-Portrait In Three Colors . Better Git It In Your Soul . Boogie Stop Shuffle . Jelly Roll . Open Letter to Duke . Moanin’ . Fables of Faubus . Pussy Cat Dues . Bird Calls .
Video : Shortnin’ Bread . Sue’s Changes (1975) [1/3] . Sue’s Changes (1975) [2/3] . Sue’s Changes (1975) [3/3] . w/ Eric Dolphy – Live in Stockholm (1964) . In belgium . Take the ‘A’ Train . Flowers For A Lady (1974) .





Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
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Charles Mingus Sextet with <a href=Eric Dolphy – Cornell 1964 ‘ width=’190’ height=’161’/>
Charles Mingus - Tonight at Noon
Charles Mingus -  Changes One
Charles Mingus - Mingus Moves
Charles Mingus - Mingus Three
Charles Mingus - Mingus Dynasty
Charles Mingus - Oh Yeah
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Charles Mingus - Mingus at Carnegie Hall
Charles Mingus - The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots
Charles Mingus - The Clown
Charles Mingus - Mingus at Antibes
Charles Mingus - Tijuana Moods
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Charles Mingus - Let My Children Hear Music
Charles Mingus - Changes Two