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Sunday, January 16, 2011

Charles Mingus

Don't be one of those people that only listens to Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, Mingus is hailed as a legend for a reason (and surprisingly it's not just because of one album). Being one of the 'big three' next to Miles and Coltrane, it only makes sense that he has a plethora of great material, though what sets him apart from those two is his compositional prowess and arrangements. He was also really fucking crazy (known as 'The Angry Man of Jazz', assaulted various other musicians, was stabbed by Jackie Mclean because he feared for his life, many bouts of depression, etc) so that sets him apart too.

One of the greatest.

Pithecanthropus Erectus
Mingus Ah Um
Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
Blues and Roots
Let My Children Hear Music
Mingus at Antibes

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