Charles Mingus

Elected to the Hall of Fame
1971 Readers Poll

Charles Mingus's news entries:

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    Saxophonist Camille Thurman, above, and the Darrell Green Quartet will reimagine the music of Burt Bacharach in June.

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    A four-disc Charles Mingus set is a highlight of our seasonal shopping guide for music fanatics.

    The DownBeat 2020 Gift Guide

    If you’re shopping for gifts this holiday season, DownBeat has got you covered with our 2020 Holiday Gift Guide.

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    Recordings of Charles Mingus’ 1964 and 1975 performances in Bremen, Germany, represent two very different periods of the bandleader’s career.

    Charles Mingus Abroad

    Charles Mingus—rightly or wrongly—is frequently characterized as a wildly inventive but frustrated composer, caught…

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    Miles Davis is among the artists whose LPs will be sold as part of Record Store Day drops. Legacy will release Double Image: Rare Miles From The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions on Oct. 24.

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    Henry Grimes (1935–2020)

    Bassist Henry Grimes Dies at 84

    Philadelphia-born bassist Henry Grimes, revered for his work alongside jazz titans, died April 15 at the age of 84,…

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    Trumpeter Lee Morgan (left) is the subject of Kasper Collin’s I Called Him Morgan.

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    In 1973, the Charles Mingus Quintet had a week-long engagement at the Strata Concert Gallery in Detroit. Tapes from the performances recently were discovered, and now will be released through the BBE imprint.

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    Hamiet Bluiett (1940-2018) performs at the Moers Festival in Moers, Germany, on May 26, 1996.

    Hamiet Bluiett Dies at 78

    Baritone saxophonist Hamiet Bluiett, a founding member of the World Saxophone Quartet, as well as the Black Artists…

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    Nat Hentoff (1925–2017), seen here interviewing Quincy Jones

    Remembering Nat Hentoff

    Journalist Nat Hentoff, who wrote extensively on jazz and social issues, died Jan. 7 in his Manhattan home at age 91.…



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