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Mingus Speaks

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.

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'Mingus Speaks', We Listen

For anyone who can never get enough of Charles Mingus, much of this book is an exhilarating ride, an essential addition to our understanding of what made him such a unique and enduring iconoclast.

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The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall

Arguing for something's current cultural relevance is worthless anymore. But sitting down and putting on a great album is not. Welcome to the latest pressing of The Quintet: Jazz at Massey Hall.

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The Shape of Jazz That Came...

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