Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity.    — CHARLES MINGUS

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that’s creativity. — CHARLES MINGUS

#Charles Mingus Jr. was a highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. Mingus's compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel.

#Charles Mingus Jr. was a highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. Mingus's compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel.

Graded on a Curve: Charles Mingus, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady | The Vinyl District

Graded on a Curve: Charles Mingus, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady | The Vinyl District

Charles Mingus Jr. (22 Apr, 1922 – 5 Jan, 1979) Influential Jazz Double Bassist…

Charles Mingus Jr. (22 Apr, 1922 – 5 Jan, 1979) Influential Jazz Double Bassist…

Charles Mingus and his band (pictured here Horace Parlan on piano) performing live at the Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 1958.

Charles Mingus and his band (pictured here Horace Parlan on piano) performing live at the Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 1958.

Charles Mingus " Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple. "

Charles Mingus " Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple. "

Charles Mingus and his band (pictured: Horace Parlan, Shafi Hadi/Curtis Porter, and Booker Ervin) performing live at the Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 1958 (photos by Dennis Stock)

Charles Mingus and his band (pictured: Horace Parlan, Shafi Hadi/Curtis Porter, and Booker Ervin) performing live at the Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 1958 (photos by Dennis Stock)

"Let my children have music! Let them hear live music. Not noise. My children! You do what you want with your own!"

"Let my children have music! Let them hear live music. Not noise. My children! You do what you want with your own!"

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