Sunday, June 22, 2014


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.


Thérèse said...

It was very pleasant to my ear.

Steve said...

The video wasn't available for Germany.

Should Fish More said...

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.

Stephen Hayes said...

He does have an interesting sound.