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
In His Own Words – From "Beneath
"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."