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Charles Mingus (22nd April 1922 – 5th January 1979) was an American 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 careers. His songs - though melodic and distinctive - are not often recorded by later musicians, due… read more

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  • Avatar for PP667
    good
  • Avatar for Javinry
    Thank God for Charles Mingus and The Sinner Lady album, the greatest record ever made in jazz and any other genre of the 20th century at least. Not just a songwriter, a genius composer.
  • Avatar for jakushkov
    Thank God for Charles Mingus
  • Avatar for farifori
    Man of many moods... it's advanced as you can get.
  • Avatar for buddhayawn
    God damn Mingus
  • Avatar for michaelmcguire
    The man was an absolute genius
  • Avatar for AttackingToms
    Blues And Roots is wonderful.
  • Avatar for ColonelTheSlav
    Oh hey, the main photo changed.
  • Avatar for AttackingToms
    I think Moanin' has got to be on of my favorite jazz tunes.
  • Avatar for madrfadr
    If it's about LIVE than Mingus At The Bohemia is my fav live album ever.

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