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Charles Mingus Jr. fue una gran influencia del jazz americano contrabajista, compositor y director de orquesta.


Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.    — CHARLES MINGUS


One of my favorite music stories ever is when Migus got pissed off at an off time piano player so he walked over to the piano mid-song and tore out the piano strings with his bare hands. Big scary dude but one of the greats.


Charles Mingus and his band (pictured: Horace Parlan, Shafi Hadi/Curtis Porter, and Booker Ervin) performing live at the Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 1958 (photos by Dennis Stock)


"Let my children have music! Let them hear live music. Not noise. My children! You do what you want with your own!"


“A Great Day in Harlem”: Famous jazz musicians, including Count Basie, Art Blakey, Art Farmer, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Golson, Coleman Hawkins, Gene Krupa, Charles Mingus, Thelonious Monk, Gerry Mulligan, Oscar Pettiford, Sonny Rollins, Jimmy Rushing, Horace Silver, and Lester Young. 1958.