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Charles Mingus

American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader

Charles Mingus

American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader
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birthday
22nd
April, 1922
Death
5th
January, 1979
Birth Place
Nogales, Arizona, U.S.
Birth Sign
taurus
Biography

Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz double bassist, pianist, composer and bandleader. A major proponent of collective improvisation, he is considered to be one of the greatest jazz musicians and composers in history, with a career spanning three decades and collaborations with other jazz legends such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Dannie Richmond, and Herbie Hancock.
Mingus’s compositions continue to be played by contemporary musicians ranging from the repertory bands Mingus Big Band, Mingus Dynasty, and Mingus Orchestra, to the high school students who play the charts and compete in the Charles Mingus High School Competition. In 1993, the Library of Congress acquired Mingus’s collected papers–including scores, sound recordings, correspondence and photos–in what they described as “the most important acquisition of a manuscript collection relating to jazz in the Library’s history”.

instruments played
bass
cello
double
percussion
Piano
Associated Acts

Pepper Adams, Jaki Byard, Miles Davis, Eric Dolphy, Duke Ellington, Jimmy Knepper, Joni Mitchell, Charlie Parker, Don Pullen, Dannie Richmond, Max Roach, Jack Walrath

Birth Name

Charles Mingus Jr.

Genres

Jazz, hard bop, bebop, avant-garde jazz, post-bop, Third Stream, orchestral jazz, free jazz

Origin

Los Angeles, California, U.S.

Years Active

1943 1979

Name

Charles Mingus

Nationality

United States of America

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