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Charles Mingus (22nd April 1922 – 5th January 1979) was an American jazz bassist, composer, bandleader, and occasional pianist from Los Angeles. He was also known for his activism against racial injustice.

Mingus' legacy is notable: he is ranked among the finest composers and performers in jazz, and recorded many highly regarded albums. Dozens of musicians passed through his bands and later went on to impressive…

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  • If it's about LIVE than Mingus At The Bohemia is my fav live album ever.
  • The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady and Mingus Ah Um (among others) are great, but for me Pithecanthropus Erectus is his greatest achievement.
  • Какой же он всё-таки потрясающий.
  • Thanks man. will check them out..
  • V "Mingus at Antibes" is one of the greatest live albums ever IMO. Also try "Cornell 1964" and "The Great Concert of Charles Mingus".
  • Any tips on where to start off with his live stuff?
  • 'Let My Children Hear Music' is probably the best album of all time.
  • Fantastic!
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