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By Todd S. Jenkins

From the mid-1940s till his loss of life in 1979, Charles Mingus created an extraordinary physique of recorded paintings, such a lot of which continues to be to be had within the twenty first century. whereas there were numerous volumes dedicated to Mingus's colourful and tumultuous lifestyles, this can be the 1st e-book within the English language to be dedicated totally to his track. common jazz fanatics in addition to musicians and song scholars who would prefer a greater figuring out of Mingus's complicated, usually tough song, will discover a whole, chronologically prepared, listener's consultant to all of his valid recordings, from the 78s he recorded in la and San Francisco within the mid-1940s, during the mythical albums he made for Columbia, Candid, Atlantic, and his personal labels. within the technique of offering those in-depth examinations, Jenkins corrects universal mistakes and clears away outdated misconceptions approximately convinced recordings. His technique will light up long-obscure elements of this enforcing and quite inventive man's contributions to the paintings of jazz.

Touching upon Mingus's many inventions as a jazzman, I comprehend What I Know explores his development of the artwork of bass taking part in; his assimilations of Ellington and Monk with rules leaning towards loose jazz; his experiments with ensemble dynamics, instrumentation, and prolonged shape; and his operating relationships with companions reminiscent of Jaki Byard, Eric Dolphy, Jimmy Knepper, and Dannie Richmond. The publication offers a vast, informative review of Mingus's paintings with no veering into technical musical terminology. Readers with no an in depth history in song will therefore comprehend and take pleasure in the analyses supplied, and manage to use them to reinforce the event of hearing the intense paintings of this mythical jazz great.

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