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"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 jazzand#151;jazz he said to me once was too limited a descriptionand#151;he created what he called and#145;Mingus music.and#8217; 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 andand#151;and I mean thisand#151;as they become his music. A book unlike any Iand#8217;ve seen on the history of jazz.and#8221; and#151;Nat Hentoff, author of At the Jazz Band Ball: Sixty Years on the Jazz Scene

and#147;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.and#8221; and#151;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 wayand#151;here through the torrents and thickets of language." and#151;Sue Mingus

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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:
Mingus, Charles
Author:
Johnson, Sy
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
Music - Jazz
Copyright:
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

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