Charles Mingus was a pioneer figure in modern jazz. Besides a virtuoso bass player who played with the top jazz musicians for four decades, he was also an accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer. Songs include 'Fables Of Faubus', 'Sue's Changes', 'Better Get Hit In Your Soul' and 'Weird Nightmare'.
If you're a fan of Charles Mingus then this book is an absolute must. Good information regarding the music featured and on Mingus himself. Lead sheets are in concert pitch only. Being a bassist, Mingus writes lots in bass clef, (including parts for the baritone sax). This book is packed with high quality information and was bought by me as a supplement to the Mingus; "More Than A Play Along" book/CD which I also recommend. Anonymous
- (Bradford, United Kingdom)