Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus (1922 - 79) is widely acknowledged as being the most influential and important post-bop bassist to have emerged from the jazz world. Not simply a player, he us also considered to be, along with Ellington, Monk and Jelly Roll Morton, one of the most important and experimental composers in 20th century black music. Prolific output in a career that spanned close on 50 years.