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Painter in sound: it's almost as if Charles Mingus deconstructed the Big Band sound to make his loping, colourful compositions.

Charles Mingus Mingus Moods

Bassist and composer Charles Mingus (1922-1979) was a colossus of jazz , whose legacy is alive and well 35 years after his passing. This 4-CD set draws on a fecund period between 1956 and 1960.