Sunday, June 22, 2014

MINGUS

When I first heard Charlie Mingus in college, I thought "that's crazy."  Not crazy, like hip.  Just bizarre and insane.  But I grew to love his music.  

Years later I learned he was a native of Nogales, Arizona, on the Mexican border.  I have no idea where he came up with this music, living down there.

But I'm glad he did.


4 comments:

  1. It was very pleasant to my ear.

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  2. The video wasn't available for Germany.

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  3. I seem to remember that he had a bit of a temper also. I never had the ear for free jazz, but he was quite the presence in front of an audience.

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  4. He does have an interesting sound.

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