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The Resource Myself when I am real : the life and music of Charles Mingus, Gene Santoro

Myself when I am real : the life and music of Charles Mingus, Gene Santoro

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Myself when I am real : the life and music of Charles Mingus
Title
Myself when I am real
Title remainder
the life and music of Charles Mingus
Statement of responsibility
Gene Santoro
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Language
eng
Summary
"Charles Mingus was one of the most innovative jazz musicians of the twentieth century and ranks with Ives and Ellington as one of America's greatest composers." "Myself When I Am Real draws on dozens of new interviews and previously overlooked archival materials to highlight the intricate connections between this man and his music. A pioneering bassist and composer, Mingus penned over 300 works spanning gut-bucket gospel, Colombian cumbias, orchestral tone poems, multimedia performance, and chamber jazz. Although early critics and musicians debated his musical merits and his personality, by the late 1950s he was widely recognized as a major jazz star. But Mingus got headlines less for his art than for his volatile and often provocative behavior, which drew fans who wanted to watch his temper suddenly flare onstage. Santoro probes the sore spots in Mingus's easily wounded nature that made him so explosive: his bullying father, his interracial background, his vulnerability to women and distrust of men, his views of political and social issues, and his overwhelming need for love and acceptance. He also traces Mingus's musical development, from racially mixed Watts, where he mingled with artists and writers as well as mobsters, union toughs, and pimps, to postwar Greenwich Village, where he absorbed and extended the radical improvisation of Allen Ginsberg, Jackson Pollock, and Charlie Parker."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
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Santoro, Gene
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Jazz musicians
  • Mingus, Charles
  • Mingus, Charles
  • Mingus, Charles
Label
Myself when I am real : the life and music of Charles Mingus, Gene Santoro
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-399), discography (p. 401-424), and index
Control code
980099046734
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 452 p
Isbn
9780195097337
Lccn
lc99046734
Other physical details
ill
Label
Myself when I am real : the life and music of Charles Mingus, Gene Santoro
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 391-399), discography (p. 401-424), and index
Control code
980099046734
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 452 p
Isbn
9780195097337
Lccn
lc99046734
Other physical details
ill

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