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Charles Mingus

"I am Charles Mingus. Half-black man, yellow man. Half-yellow...not even yellow, not even white enough to pass for nothing but black, and not too light to be called white. I claim that I am a negro...Charles Mingus is a musician, mongrel musician who plays beautiful, who plays ugly, who plays lovely, who plays masculine, who plays feminine, who plays music, who plays all sounds; loud, soft, unheard sounds. Sounds, sounds, sounds, solid sounds, sounds, sounds...a musician just loves to play with sound." This is Charles Mingus in his own words. Charles Mingus, born in Nogales, Arizona on April 22, 1922, was a virtuoso jazz bassist, composer, band leader, occasional pianist, and civil rights activist. He died January 5, 1979 in Cuernavaca, Mexico of Lou Gehrigs disease.

Similar Bands: John Coltrane, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Fred Katz

LPs
Folk Forms
1998

3.9
9 Votes
Me Myself An Eye
1979

4.5
3 Votes
Cumbia and Jazz Fusion
1978

3.7
8 Votes
Three or Four Shades of Blues
1977

2.5
6 Votes
Changes 2
1975

3.8
9 Votes
Changes 1
1974

3.7
14 Votes
Mingus Moves
1973

3.4
8 Votes
Let My Children Hear Music
1972

4.3
128 Votes
Right Now: Live at the Jazz Workshop
1966

4
2 Votes
Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
1964

4.1
186 Votes
Mingus Plays Piano
1963

3.7
6 Votes
The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
1963

4.6
954 Votes
Tijuana Moods
1962

3.8
75 Votes
Oh Yeah
1962

3.6
39 Votes
Mingus
1961

Pre-Bird
1961

3.1
18 Votes
Presents Charles Mingus
1961

3.9
38 Votes
Blues & Roots
1960

4.2
169 Votes
Mingus Dynasty
1960

3.4
41 Votes
Mingus Ah Um
1959

4.4
586 Votes
A Modern Jazz Symposium of Music and Poetry
1958

3
5 Votes
Mingus Three
1957

3.3
5 Votes
East Coasting
1957

3.4
22 Votes
The Clown
1957

4
126 Votes
Pithecanthropus Erectus
1956

4
130 Votes
The Moods of Mingus
1954

2.8
2 Votes
Live Albums
Cornell 1964 with Eric Dolphy
2007

3.9
32 Votes
Epitaph
1990

4.2
16 Votes
Mingus at Antibes
1976

4.3
20 Votes
Mingus At Carnegie Hall
1974

3.6
4 Votes
The Great Concert of Charles Mingus
1970

3.8
8 Votes
Music Written for Monterey 1965
1965

3.5
1 Votes
Town Hall
1962

Jazz Portraits: Mingus in Wonderland
1959

3.6
9 Votes
Mingus at the Bohemia
1955

4.4
8 Votes
Compilations
Take the 'A' Train
2006

4
1 Votes
Introducing Charles Mingus
2006

3.8
2 Votes
Ken Burns Jazz: Charles Mingus
2000

4.2
10 Votes
The Jazz Experiments of Charlie Mingus
1955

3.1
4 Votes

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