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Open Letter to Duke Charles Mingus. Bird Calls Charles Mingus. Fables of Faubus Charles Mingus. Louis Toodle-Oo" on his father's crystal set, his first exposure to jazz. He tried to learn the trombone at six and then the cello, but he became fed up with incompetent teachers and ended up on the double bass by the time he reached high school. A proto-Third Stream composition written by Mingus in"Half-Mast Inhibition" recorded inreveals an extraordinary timbral imagination for a teenager.
As a bass prodigy, Mingus performed with Kid Ory in Barney Bigard 's group in and went on the road with Louis Armstrong the following year. He began to attract real national attention as a bassist for Red Norvo 's trio with Tal Farlow inand after leaving that group, he moved to New York and began working with several stellar jazz performers, including Billy TaylorStan Getz Gunslinging Bird - Charles Mingus - Mingus Dynasty (CD Art Tatum.
He was the bassist in the famous Massey Hall concert in Toronto with Charlie ParkerDizzy GillespieBud Album) and Max Roachand he briefly joined his idol Ellington, where he had the dubious distinction of being the only man Duke ever personally fired from his band.
Around this time, Mingus tried to make himself into a rallying point for the jazz community. He founded Debut Records in partnership with his then-wife Celia and Roach inseeing to it that the label recorded a wide variety of jazz from bebop to experimental music until its demise in Among Debut's most notable releases were the Massey Hall concert, an album by Miles Davisand several Mingus sessions that traced the development of his ideas.
He also contributed composed works to the Jazz Composers' Workshop from toand later in '55, he founded his own Jazz Workshop repertory group that found him moving away from strict notation toward his looser, dictated manner of composing. Bywith the release of Pithecanthropus Erectus AtlanticMingus had clearly found himself as a composer and leader, creating pulsating, ever-shifting compendiums of jazz's past and present, feeling his way into the free jazz of the future.
Through ensembles ranging in size from a quartet to an piece big band, a procession of noted sidemen like Eric DolphyJackie McLeanJ.
Nearly as well known as his ambitious music was Mingus' often fearsome temperament, which earned him the nickname "The Angry Man of Jazz. Mingus was prone to depression. He tended to have brief periods of extreme creative activity, intermixed with fairly long periods of greatly decreased output.
Most of Mingus's music retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel music while sometimes drawing on elements of Third Streamfree jazzand even classical Album).
Yet Mingus avoided categorization, forging his own brand of music that fused tradition with unique and unexplored realms of jazz.
Mingus focused on collective improvisation, similar to the old New Orleans Jazz parades, paying particular attention to how each band member interacted with the group as Gunslinging Bird - Charles Mingus - Mingus Dynasty (CD whole. In creating his bands, Mingus looked not only at the skills of the available musicians, but also their personalities.
He strove to create unique music to be played by unique musicians. Due to his brilliant writing for mid-size ensembles—and his catering to and emphasizing the strengths of the musicians in his groups—Mingus is often considered the heir apparent to Duke Ellingtonfor whom he expressed unqualified admiration.
Indeed, Dizzy Gillespie had once claimed Mingus reminded him "of a young Duke", citing their shared "organizational genius. Charles Mingus was born in NogalesArizona. He was raised largely in the Watts area of Los AngelesCalifornia. His mother's paternal heritage was Chinese and Englishwhile historical records indicate that his father was the illegitimate offspring of a black farmhand and his Swedish employer's white granddaughter.
His mother allowed only church-related music in their home, but Mingus developed an early love for jazz, especially the music of Duke Ellington. He studied tromboneand later cello. Much of the cello technique he learned was applicable to double bass when he took up the instrument in high school. Beginning in his teen years, Mingus was writing quite advanced pieces; many are similar to Third Stream Jazz. A number of them were recorded in with conductor Gunther Schullerand released as Pre-Birdreferring to Charlie "Bird" Parker.
Mingus gained a reputation as something of a bass prodigy. He toured with Louis Armstrong inthen played with Lionel Hampton 's band in the late s; Hampton performed and recorded several of Mingus's pieces.
A popular trio of Mingus, Red Norvo and Tal Farlow in and received considerable acclaim, but Mingus' mixed origin caused problems with club owners and he left the group. Mingus was briefly a member of Ellington's band in the early s, and Mingus's notorious temper reportedly led to his being the only musician personally fired by Ellington although there are reports that Sidney Bechet in was anotherafter an on-stage fight between Mingus and Juan Tizol.
Also in the early s, before attaining commercial recognition as a bandleader, Mingus played gigs with Charlie Parker, whose compositions and improvisations greatly inspired and influenced him. Mingus considered Parker the greatest genius and innovator in jazz history, but he had a love-hate relationship with Parker's legacy. Mingus blamed the Parker mythology for a derivative crop of pretenders to Parker's throne.
He was also conflicted and sometimes disgusted by Parker's self-destructive habits and the romanticized lure of drug addiction they offered to other jazz musicians. In Mingus co-founded Debut Records with Max Roachin order to conduct his recording career as he saw fit; the name originated with a desire to document unrecorded young musicians. Despite this, the best known recording the company issued was of the most prominent figures in bebop.
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