Mingus : a critical biography


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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, ...

Mingus : a critical biography 1985, Paladin, London

ISBN-13: 9780586084786


Mingus: A Critical Biography 1984, Da Capo Press Inc

ISBN-13: 9780306802171

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Mingus, a Critical Biography 1982, Quartet Books (UK), London, England

ISBN-13: 9780704322752