Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie & Bud Powell & Max Roach & Charles Mingus

Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie & Bud Powell & Max Roach & Charles Mingus

Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie & Bud Powell & Max Roach & Charles Mingus

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A Night In Tunisia
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Perdido
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Salt Peanuts [Live]
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Hot House
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All The Things You Are / 52nd Street Theme

Albums

  • The Quintet: Jazz At Massey Hall

    Jan 2002 • 6 songs

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Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie & Bud Powell & Max Roach & Charles Mingus

Biography

Irascible, demanding, bullying, and probably a genius, Charles Mingus cut himself a uniquely iconoclastic path through jazz in the middle of the 20th century, creating a legacy that became universally lauded only after he was no longer around to bug people. As a bassist, he knew few peers, blessed with a powerful tone and pulsating sense of rhythm, capable of elevating the instrument into the front line of a band. But had he been just a string player, few would know his name today. Rather, he was the greatest bass-playing leader/composer jazz has ever known, one who always kep...
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