Charles Mingus

On a new box set from mail-order house Mosaic Records, Charles Mingus, The Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65, the jazz legend's bands usually number between five and eight players. The bassist often made those bands sound bigger. He'd been using midsize ensembles since the '50s, but his new ones were more flexible than ever, light on their feet but able to fill in backgrounds like a large group.

A Charles Mingus Anecdote That Has Nothing To Do With Breasts

Oct 24, 2012

We interrupt this blog to bring you an announcement from the one and only Charles Mingus, the great bassist and composer: