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Myself when I am real : the life and music of Charles Mingus

Author: Gene Santoro
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A pioneering bassist and composer, Mingus penned over 300 works spanning gut-buckt gospel, Colombian cumbias, orchestral tone poems, multimedia performance, and chamber jazz."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Santoro, Gene.
Myself when I am real.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
(OCoLC)639579752
Named Person: Charles Mingus; Charles Mingus; Charles Mingus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gene Santoro
ISBN: 0195097335 9780195097337 9780195147117 0195147111
OCLC Number: 42296055
Description: x, 452 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Growing up absurd --
2. Black like me --
3. Making the scene --
4. Life during wartime --
5. Portrait of the artist --
6. The Big Apple, or on the road --
7. Pithecanthropus erectus --
8. Mingus dynasty --
9. Camelot --
10. The black saint and the sinner lady --
11. One flew over the cuckoo's nest --
12. Beneath the underdog --
13. Let my children hear music --
14. Changes --
15. Don't be afraid, the clown's afraid, too.
Responsibility: Gene Santoro.
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Charles Mingus was one of the most innovative jazz musicians of the 20th century. This new biography by the acclaimed music critic Gene Santoro argues that Mingus was not only a great musician and  Read more...

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Review from previous edition Physically bearish and imposing, Mingus always seemed even larger psychically, a figure to fill the room, alter the vibes, suck up all the air - a cross between Falstaff Read more...

 
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