Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus (* 22. April 1922 in Nogales (US-Militärbasis), Arizona; † 5. Januar 1979 in Cuernavaca, Mexiko) war ein US-amerikanischer Jazz-Kontrabassist und gehört zu den bedeutenden Komponisten des modernen Jazz. Details siehe:

Blues with the saw


II B.S. (Haitian Fight Song)

Track from Mingus's album Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus.


Hog Callin Blues

Charles Mingus singing and playing the piano with Roland Kirk on the horns.

Devil's Blues

Live At Montreux 1975. Charles Mingus - bass, Don Pullen - piano, Dannie Richmond - drums, George Adams - tenor sax, Jack Walrath - trumpet.

Devil's Blues

From the Album Changes One

Jump Monk

Charles Mingus Quintet. Recorded: Live "Cafe Bohemia", New York City, NY December 23, 1955.

Work Song

"Work Song" was the first Mingus composition with a socially conscious title and message. This is the only truly representative composition in the album "Mingus at the Bohemia", recorded during a live concert in 1955.

West Coast Ghost (Take 6)

Recorded: New York City, NY, August 1957
Personnel: Clarence Shaw - Trumpet, Jimmy Knepper - Trombone, Curtis Porter - Alto, Tenor Sax, Bill Evans - Piano, Charles Mingus - Bass, Dannie Richmond - Drums.

Me and you blues