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Charles Mingus: The Jazz Biography

Track List

>Peggy's Blue Skylight
>Fables of Faubus
>Caroline Keikki Mingus
>So Long Eric
>Farewell Farewell
>It Might As Well Be Spring
>Duke Ellington's Sound of Love/Just for Laughs, Pt. 2

Album Remarks & Appraisals:

Charles Mingus was a highly influential jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. Mingus's compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel music, drawing on elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and classical music. He is ranked among the finest composers and performers in jazz, and recorded many highly regarded albums. Collection features some favorites like Dizzy's Moods, I Can't Get Started, Four Hands, and many others.


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