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Jazz: Mingus

The legacy of bassist and composer Charlie Mingus lives on after his death through the efforts of his wife Sue Mingus and the Charles Mingus Big Band. The Real Mingus Web includes a bio, a rundown on the band, pictures, and excerpts from his writings, including brief explanations of his song titles and his Grammy-nominated liner notes for his 1971 album, Let My Children Hear Music. <>

On Verve Records' Charles Mingus site you can listen to songs from a number of his albums, including Pre-Bird, Mingus Plays Piano, The BlackSaint and the Sinner Lady, and the legendary Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus. <>