One of my favorite music stories ever is when Migus got pissed off at an off time piano player so he walked over to the piano mid-song and tore out the piano strings with his bare hands. Big scary dude but one of the greats.

One of my favorite music stories ever is when Migus got pissed off at an off time piano player so he walked over to the piano mid-song and tore out the piano strings with his bare hands. Big scary dude but one of the greats.

Charles Mingus " Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple. "

Charles Mingus " Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple. "

Graded on a Curve: Charles Mingus, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady | The Vinyl District

Graded on a Curve: Charles Mingus, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady | The Vinyl District

Charles Mingus and his band (pictured: Horace Parlan, Shafi Hadi/Curtis Porter, and Booker Ervin) performing live at the Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 1958 (photos by Dennis Stock)

Charles Mingus and his band (pictured: Horace Parlan, Shafi Hadi/Curtis Porter, and Booker Ervin) performing live at the Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 1958 (photos by Dennis Stock)

Charles Mingus and his band (pictured here Horace Parlan on piano) performing live at the Five Spot...1958

Charles Mingus and his band (pictured here Horace Parlan on piano) performing live at the Five Spot...1958

"Let my children have music! Let them hear live music. Not noise. My children! You do what you want with your own!"

"Let my children have music! Let them hear live music. Not noise. My children! You do what you want with your own!"

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