Charles Mingus

A brilliant bass player, a fascinating composer and very complex and volatile character, who recording some of jazz’s best compositions. His tempestuous personality led into trouble but also sparked some of the most committed playing from his sidemen.

‘Goodbye Pork Pie’ (a tribute to the late Lester Young) to the vitriolic ‘fables of Faubus’ (a Civil Rights protest against a Southern state governor).

Jazz Bands & Musicians:
Louis Armstrong
Bix Beiderbecke
Art Blakey
Cab Calloway
Nat King Cole
John Coltrane
Miles Davis
Bill Evans
Benny Goodman
Erskine Hawkins
Stan Kenton
Andy Kirk
Mills Blue Rhythm Band
Charles Mingus
Thelonious Sphere Monk
Bud Powell
Sonny Rollins
Art Tatum