Charles Mingus' Aces Back to Back and other jazz reissues
Gene Santoro, The Nation, 18 February 1999
FOR THE PAST year and a half, I've been spending most of my time between 1922 and 1979 – the years of Charles Mingus's birth and death, since I'm writing his biography, due to be published next year. And as if by some Romantic magic of macrocosm mirroring the micro, Mingus-related CD reissues have been cascading into the bins.
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