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. "

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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…

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Charles Mingus and his band performing live at the Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 1958 (photos by Dennis Stock)

Charles Mingus and his band performing live at the Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 1958 (photos by Dennis Stock)

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#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.

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"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!"

Influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader, Charles Mingus. photo by Tom Copi

Influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader, Charles Mingus. photo by Tom Copi

Charles Mingus (1922-1979) - highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader.

Charles Mingus (1922-1979) - highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader.

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