Mingus a Critical Biography

  • Auteur: Brian Priestley
  • ISBN: 9780306802171
  • Date de sortie: 1984
  • Collection: Da Capo Press
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It would be no exaggeration to call Charles Mingus the greatest bass player in the history of jazz; indeed, some might even regard it as understatement, for the hurricane power of his work as a composer, teacher, band leader, and iconoclast reached far beyond jazz while remaining true to its heritage in the music of Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, and Thelonious Monk. In this new biography Brian Priestley has written a masterly study of Mingus’s dynamic career from the early years in Swing, to the escapades of the Bebop era, through his musical maturity in the ’50s when he directed a band that redefined collective improvisation in jazz. Woven in with exacting assessments of Mingus’s artistic legacy is the story of his volatile, unpredictable, sometimes dangerous personality. The book views Mingus as a black artist increasingly politicized by his situation, but also unreliable as a witness to his own persecution. Capturing him in all his furious contradictions—passionate, cool, revolutionary but with a keen sense of tradition—Brian Priestley has produced what can be called, again without exaggeration, the best biography of a jazz musician we have ever seen.

Aesthetics of Resistance

  • Auteur: Mario Dunkel
  • ISBN: 3643902549
  • Date de sortie: 2012-10
  • Collection: LIT Verlag Münster
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This book illuminates the various ways in which Charles Mingus's music interacted with the sociocultural movements of the late 1950s and early 1960s. It explores the artist as a pioneer of an idiomatic aesthetics of resistance in jazz music that is rooted in African American traditions and is much more than merely a form of protest. Mingus's music presents a continuous challenge to an unimaginative, streamlined culture built on racism and conformity by openly protesting against it, by questioning its historical foundations, and by exemplifying its countercultural antithesis. (Series: MasteRResearch - Vol. 4)

Mingus Speaks

  • Auteur: John Goodman
  • ISBN: 0520954688
  • Date de sortie: 2013-05-20
  • Collection: Univ of California Press
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Charles Mingus is among jazz’s greatest composers and perhaps its most talented bass player. He was blunt and outspoken about the place of jazz in music history and American culture, about which performers were the real thing (or not), and much more. These in-depth interviews, conducted several years before Mingus died, capture the composer’s spirit and voice, revealing how he saw himself as composer and performer, how he viewed his peers and predecessors, how he created his extraordinary music, and how he looked at race. Augmented with interviews and commentary by ten close associates—including Mingus’s wife Sue, Teo Macero, George Wein, and Sy Johnson—Mingus Speaks provides a wealth of new perspectives on the musician’s life and career. As a writer for Playboy, John F. Goodman reviewed Mingus’s comeback concert in 1972 and went on to achieve an intimacy with the composer that brings a relaxed and candid tone to the ensuing interviews. Much of what Mingus shares shows him in a new light: his personality, his passions and sense of humor, and his thoughts on music. The conversations are wide-ranging, shedding fresh light on important milestones in Mingus’s life such as the publication of his memoir, Beneath the Underdog, the famous Tijuana episodes, his relationships, and the jazz business.

Five Guitars Play Mingus

  • Auteur: Charles Mingus
  • ISBN: 9780634018718
  • Date de sortie: 2001-03-01
  • Collection: Hal Leonard Publishing Corporation
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The word "genius" is rarely excluded from any description of bassist, band leader, composer and iconoclast Charles Mingus. For this unique publication, talented jazz guitarist Jack Wilkins has arranged five Mingus pieces for guitar quintet, piano, bass and drums: Boogie Stop Shuffle * Diane * Nostalgia in Times Square * O.P. * Peggy's Blue Skylight. Score and parts.

Mingus Mingus

  • Auteur: Janet Coleman
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1989
  • Collection: Berkeley : Creative Arts Book Company
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Two friends of the late jazz musician and composer relate their memories of him as their guide in the flamboyant literary art world of the Eisenhower/ Kennedy era, and as an abiding presence in their lives

Beneath The Underdog

  • Auteur: Charles Mingus
  • ISBN: 1847676162
  • Date de sortie: 1998-10-15
  • Collection: Canongate Books
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Mingus by Mingus. From the shabby roadhouses to fabulous estates, from the psychiatric ward of Bellevue to worlds of mysticism and solitude, these are the celebrated, demonic, anguished and, above all, profoundly moving memoirs of the great jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus. First published in 1971, Beneath the Underdog is a masterpiece of memoir, a riveting insight into one of the giants of twentieth century music.

Charles Mingus more than a fake book

  • Auteur: Charles Mingus
  • ISBN:
  • Date de sortie: 1991
  • Collection: Hal Leonard Corp
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This collection explores Mingus' background and prestigious career as well as 55 of his pieces. The stories behind each piece are given and accompanied by notes on how Mingus played the piece. Mingus photos, anecdotes, quotes and an extensive discography. Includes transcriptions derived from recordings of Mingus' small band compositions or resulting from Homzy's analyses of written scores or parts available in the Mingus archives.
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