One of my all-time favorite jazz-men! His music was far ahead of its time, and it still sounds so fresh today! He wasn't afraid or too intimidated to break new ground or cast aside norms. A true legend and iconoclast!
Javinry, no argument with anything said, just really great to find others like yourself who 'get' Mingus. He was a true genius. I'm reading a biography called Myself When I'm Real that is a fantastic read, think you'd enjoy.
BJBooth Being a Mingus fan I consider Blues & Roots one of his 3 best albums I love it... he has so much variety and genius is hard to pick a order besides The Black Saint, I consider that album to be just unique in jazz, there is no equal genius in jazz or rock music.