dimanche 20 novembre 2011

Charles Mingus was a Powerful Bass Player Part I & Part II Biography & History of Jazz




Charles Mingus 1976- Bi Centenial, Lower Tom Marcello Photography Manhattan July 4, 1976




Charles Mingus: 'Fables of Bass,' Part 1







Photography by Hans Kumpf





Charles Mingus: 'Fables of Bass,' Part 2










Vertigineux!


In His Own Words – From "Beneath the Underdog"

 
"In other words I am three. One man stands forever in the middle, unconcerned, unmoved, watching, waiting to be allowed to express what he sees to the other two.
The second man is like a frightened animal that attacks for fear of being attacked.
Then there's an over-loving gentle person who lets people into the uttermost sacred temple of his being and he'll take insults and be trusting and sign contracts without reading them and get talked down to working cheap or for nothing, and when he realizes what's been done to him he feels like killing and destroying everything around him including himself for being so stupid. But he can't - he goes back inside himself.
Which one is real?
They're all real."



Mingus Charles Link "In His Own Words"


WHAT IS A JAZZ COMPOSER

OPEN LETTER TO MILES DAVIS

CHARLES MINGUS CAT TOILET TRAINING PROGRAM

BLINDFOLD TEST – DOWNBEAT MAGAZINE, 1960

MINGUS EXPLAINS SONG TITLES

THE TOWERS

  


2 commentaires:

David a dit…

Une biographie digne d'un grand Buckowski ! Mon jazzman préféré, car surement le plus blues d'entre eux.

Philippe de Bordeaux a dit…

Merci David,
En effet c'est 2 "Fables Of Bass" retracent à mon sens remarquablement le parcours de Charles Mingus et du Jazz:c'est rare de l'entendre lui même;d'écouter des musiciens,des prods,qui l'ont côtoyé...

C'est 2 fois 1 heure mais franchement c'est que du pied de retracer cette route,de se laisser aller à entendre ces périodes si différentes et colorées parfois sombres aussi mais c'est la la vie.

Leçon de Jazz,de Blues&de Vie : je pense que tu connaissais beaucoup de choses à son propos;en tout cas Filipek en a beaucoup retenu!

Et il y a aussi son bouquin,son auto-bio qui est vraiment un grand livre...

Merci David.