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On "Haitian Fight Song", Mingus said " It has a folk spirit, the kind of folk music I've always heard anyway. My solo in it it's a deeply concentrated one. I can't play it right unless I'm thinking about prejudice and persecution, and how unfair is it. There's sadness and cries in it, but also determination. And it usually ends with my feeling 'I told them! I hope somebody heard me!'".

Charles Mingus - bass Shafi Hadi - alto and tenor… read more

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  • Avatar for pteronophobic
    The bass intro is so soulful with all those blue-notes, Mingus pushing the pentatonic scale to its limits. This piece is the definition of the Blues.
  • Avatar for moanin
    THIS CUT JUST JUMPS OUT AT YOU,YOU CAN FEEL THE BASS IN YOUR SOUL. BRAVO MR MINGUS
  • Avatar for loudyloudy
    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Avatar for Assedor
    His style of playing bass with powerful tone and pulsating rhythm picks up the sound of the instrument over the general sound of the orchestra
  • Avatar for AceAudacious
    II BS is Mingus's own, faster, rerecording check it out!
  • Avatar for Digitial5HT2a
    11/10
  • Avatar for RodeoRadio
    Charlie, my hero!
  • Avatar for SeaHan
    (Gang Starr)
  • Avatar for SeaHan
    tell me this was sampled in "I'm the Man" in Jeru's verse at the end :O
  • Avatar for pone2none
    Mingus is Genius!!

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