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Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

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Charlie Mingus Jazz Workshop: East Coasting (12in. Parlophone PMCI092)***

Review by uncredited writer, Disc, 30 January 1960

Mingus is blazing, bitter — and outstanding ...

Miles Davis, Charles Mingus, Cannonball Adderley Quintet, Roberta Flack: UC Jazz Festival, Hearst Greek Theater, Berkeley CA

Live Review by Philip Elwood, The San Francisco Examiner, 25 April 1970

Miles Davis Stirs Up New Sounds ...

Charlie Mingus: Let My Children Hear Music (Columbia); The Candid Recordings (Barnaby/Candid)

Review by Dan Nooger, Rock, June 1972

One of the finest bassists and composers of the 20th century ...

Charles Mingus: Beneath The Underdog (Penguin paperback 75p)

Book Review by Max Jones, Melody Maker, 24 January 1976

Mingus hits out ...

Charles Mingus's Sound of Love

Obituary by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, 20 January 1979

Charles Mingus died in Mexico on January 5, of amytrophic lateral sclerosis, a condition also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. He had been in Mexico ...

Charlie Mingus: April 22, 1922 — Jan 5, 1979

Obituary by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 20 January 1979

SOME TIME back a 'friend' borrowed a large number of my jazz albums — and sold them. All I can say is that the rip-off ...

Joni Mitchell: Mingus

Review by Rosalind Russell, Record Mirror, 30 June 1979

IF YOU WERE to point an accusing finger at me and say I'd no qualifications to review a jazz album, I'd agree with you in ...

Charles Mingus: What’s Everyone Got Against a Legend?

Retrospective by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 8 August 1993

In his lifetime, Charles Mingus was a rebel and a true giant of jazz, Now the Library of Congress has acquired his works and he’s ...

Robert Wyatt: Invisible Jukebox

Interview by Mike Barnes, The Wire, December 1995

Every month we play a musician a series of records which they're asked to identify and comment on — with no prior knowledge of what ...

Charles Mingus: A Musical Misfit In Black And White

Retrospective by James Maycock, The Independent, 28 November 1997

A traumatic childhood and a dramatic life characterised the career of the bassist Charles Mingus. James Maycock looks at a documentary on a 'phenomenal musician ...

Charles Mingus' Aces Back to Back and other jazz reissues

Review by 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 ...

Coltrane, Davis, Monk, Mingus

Interview by Fred Schruers, Rolling Stone, 11 November 1999

JOHN COLTRANE, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk and Charles Mingus were not just virtuoso musicians but path-breaking composers and bandleaders who shaped the sound of modern ...

Town Hall Train Wreck

Retrospective by Gene Santoro, The Village Voice, 6 June 2000

IN MID-1962, Charles Mingus made a deal with United Artists. He wanted to lead a big band, but he wanted to record it live, before ...

Eric Mingus: The big brand

Interview by Adam Sweeting, The Guardian, 4 July 2002

There's the Mingus Big Band, the Mingus Orchestra... and then there's Eric Mingus. He talks to Adam Sweeting about life in a jazz dynasty ...

see also Eric Mingus


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