Charles Mingus
Features // 5 Articles
Reviews // 5 Articles
Blogs // 2 Articles
Media // 1 Articles
//Features

It's Been Beautiful: 'Soul!' and Black Power Television
2 Apr 2015 // 9:05 PM

Iconic chair-smashings helped shape the identity of the Soul! television program, while also alluding to the civil disobedience of the late '60s and early '70s.

Mingus Speaks
8 Aug 2013 // 6:15 PM

Charles Mingus is among jazz’s greatest composers and perhaps its most talented bass player. During his lifetime he had a lot to say about the place of jazz in music history and American culture and much more. Mingus speaks, we listen.

//Reviews

Charles Mingus: The Jazz Experiments of Charlie Mingus
30 Jan 2014 // 9:02 PM

This set, issued originally in 1955, may not be one of Mingus's classics. It just misses that rarified air, but it's an important foundation for other, better regarded records from later in his career.

Charles Mingus: Epitaph
18 May 2009 // 4:59 PM

If you enjoy great composition, then this is for you.

//Blogs

Counterbalance: Charles Mingus' 'Oh Yeah'
11 Apr 2014 // 4:00 AM

Oh Lord, don't let them drop that atomic bomb on me. At least not until we've had a chance to talk about a 1962 masterpiece by composer Charles Mingus. Counterbalance delivers the jazz this week.

Slipped Disc: Charles Mingus - Mingus Ah Um
4 Jan 2010 // 1:00 AM

Albums that missed our Top 20 Re-Issues of 2009 list, but at least one of our writers loves.

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//Blogs

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