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Mingus - Charles Mingus Bassist Composer Bandleader Jan 4...

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Charles Mingus Bassist, Composer, Bandleader Apr 22, 1922 – Jan 4, 1979 You Tube short bio http://www.youtube.com/watc h?v=JINIf9fazGo Significance Bassist Expanded role of bass to almost equal voice, definitely a greater part of texture than just walking 4 beats Bandleader Brought many sidemen to
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prominence, including Eric Dolphy, Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Jaki Byard, Jimmy Knepper Mingus had a more direct connection with the history of jazz than any other player. He played with Kid Ory, Louis Armstrong, Lionel Hampton, Art Tatum, Charlie Parker Greatest Jazz Concert Ever Bird, Diz, Bud Powell,
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Mingus , Max Roach Massey Hall – Toronto Released on Mingus and Roach’s Debut Label. Money Jungle Duke Ellington with Mingus and Max Roach Composer “Mingus, on the other hand, took elements from widespread areas of music, and fused them into a whole.”
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Ekkehard Jost Free Jazz p. 35 Wanted to be remembered as Composer Often taught music to band by ear Influences Church /Blues/Call & Response Duke Ellington European Impressionists like Debussy and Ravel Church Influence
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