Star Wars Sale
 
 

Special Offers see all

Enter to WIN!

Weekly drawing for $100 credit. Subscribe to PowellsBooks.news for a chance to win.
Privacy Policy

More at Powell's


Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers



I'm not a bookseller, but I'm married to one, and Square Books is a family. And we all know about families and how hard it is to disassociate... Continue »
  1. $18.20 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

    Flying Shoes

    Lisa Howorth 9781620403013

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$34.95
New Hardcover
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
2 Burnside Music- Jazz Biography
5 Local Warehouse Music- Jazz
11 Remote Warehouse Music- Jazz

Mingus Speaks

by

Mingus Speaks Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

"I was privileged to be a close friend of the magnetically original composer, bassist, and leader CharlesMingus, whose deeply energizing music has never left me and many, many others around the world. Mingus was singularly absorbing off the stand and now in this historic book Mingus Speaks, primarily a series of interviews by John Goodman, who as we see is a listener to the music burning to be a soul mate of Charles Mingus as this book proceeds.

The multidimensional inner Mingus who created what he called, not jazz—jazz he said to me once was too limited a description—he created what he called ‘Mingus music. And much of the material here, in the book, has never been available before. For it so reveals and multi-dimensionally explains much of the music, and as long as there is jazz, Mingus speaks for the enthralling listeners around the world and—and I mean this—as they become his music. A book unlike any Ive seen on the history of jazz.” —Nat Hentoff, author of At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene

“In words as in music, Mingus could erupt like a geyser speaking in tongues. These interviews let you experience his volatile, high-pressure flow of acute insights and outrageous conjectures.” —Gene Santoro, author of Myself When I Am Real: The Life and Music of Charles Mingus

"There are many Mingus voices in these interviews: poet, prophet, prolix raconteur, anguished, sometimes angry artist. The early '70s was a dark period in Charles' life and career, a time when he had stopped composing and was trying to find his way—here through the torrents and thickets of language." —Sue Mingus

Synopsis:

Synopsis:

"In words as in music, Mingus could erupt like a geyser speaking in tongues. These interviews let you experience his volatile, high-pressure flow of acute insights and outrageous conjectures." --Gene Santoro, author of Myself When I Am Real: The Life and Music of Charles Mingus

About the Author

John F. Goodman is a writer, former teacher, and media consultant based in Oaxaca, Mexico.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Preface

Introduction

1. Avant-Garde and Tradition

2. Studying, Teaching, and Earning a Living

3. Recordings: Children and Friends

4. Authenticity: Whose Tribe Are You In?

5. Musicians: Reminiscing in Tempo

6. Debut Records, George Wein, and the Music Business

7. The Clubs and the Mafia

8. The Critics

9. Survival: The Reason for the Blues

10. Eviction and Laying Out

11. Mingus Women

12. Mingus on Sue

13. The Real and the Fictional Mingus

Chronology

Acknowledgments

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520275232
Author:
Goodman, John F
Publisher:
University of California Press
Author:
Goodman, John F.
Author:
Mingus, Charles
Author:
Johnson, Sy
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Music - Jazz
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20130531
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
10 b/w photographs
Pages:
350
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.25 in

Other books you might like

  1. Music of the African Diaspora #17:... New Hardcover $34.95
  2. The Republic of Rock: Music and... Used Hardcover $23.00
  3. Religion for Atheists: A... New Trade Paper $16.00

Related Subjects

Arts and Entertainment » Art » Asia and Far East
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism
Arts and Entertainment » Music » General
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Jazz
Arts and Entertainment » Music » Genres and Styles » Jazz » Biographies

Mingus Speaks New Hardcover
0 stars - 0 reviews
$34.95 In Stock
Product details 350 pages University of California Press - English 9780520275232 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,

"Synopsis" by ,
"In words as in music, Mingus could erupt like a geyser speaking in tongues. These interviews let you experience his volatile, high-pressure flow of acute insights and outrageous conjectures." --Gene Santoro, author of Myself When I Am Real: The Life and Music of Charles Mingus

spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.