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, Musician.
Charlie mingus | ... and musical archives online: "MINGUS: CHARLIE MINGUS 1968
Charles Mingus and his band (pictured here Horace Parlan on piano) performing live at the Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 1958.
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)
Mingus Ah Um is a jazz album by Charles Mingus, recorded and released on Columbia Records in 1959. It was his first album recorded for Columbia. The cover features a painting by S. Neil Fujita.
Charles Mingus " Anyone can make the simple complicated. Creativity is making the complicated simple. "
Influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader, Charles Mingus. photo by Tom Copi
Graded on a Curve: Charles Mingus, The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady | The Vinyl District
Charles Mingus was an American jazz musician, composer, bandleader, and civil rights activist.