Charles Mingus

One of the most important figures in twentieth century American music, Charles Mingus was a virtuoso bass player, accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer. Born on a military base in Nogales, Arizona in 1922 and raised in Watts, California, his earliest musical influences came from the church— choir and group singing— and from “hearing Duke Ellington over the radio when [he] was eight years old.” He studied double bass and composition in a formal way (five years with H. Rheinshagen, principal bassist of the New York Philharmonic, and compositional techniques with the legendary Lloyd Reese) while absorbing vernacular music from the great jazz masters, first-hand. His early professional experience, in the 40's, found him touring with bands like Louis Armstrong, Kid Ory and Lionel Hampton.

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The Jazz Workshop...
P.S.F. Records
2012
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The Complete Columbia...
P.S.F. Records
2012
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Anthology
P.S.F. Records
2011
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The Alternate Moods...
P.S.F. Records
2011
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The Black Saint And...
P.S.F. Records
2011
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The Complete 1960 Nat...
P.S.F. Records
2011
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