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Charlie Mingus

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Charles Mingus's Sound of Love

Obituary by Richard Williams, Melody Maker, January 1979

Charles Mingus died in Mexico on January 5, of amytrophic lateral sclerosis, a condition also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. He had been in Mexico ...

Charles Mingus: What’s Everyone Got Against a Legend?

Retrospective by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, August 1993

In his lifetime, Charles Mingus was a rebel and a true giant of jazz, Now the Library of Congress has acquired his works and he’s ...

Charles Mingus: A Musical Misfit In Black And White

Retrospective by James Maycock, Independent, The, November 1997

A traumatic childhood and a dramatic life characterised the career of the bassist Charles Mingus. James Maycock looks at a documentary on a 'phenomenal musician ...

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