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Mingus: A Critical Biography - Brian Priestley

Quartet, 1984, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Dust wrapper very slightly rubbed at the edges with a small nick at the head of the spine. Slight toning to the blanks and endpapers. Previous owners' inscription to the first blank.

Reprint. [First: 1982] Illustrated with black and white photographs. From the cover: “Charles Mingus was undoubtedly one of America’s most important musicians. His often turbulent career, starting in the swing era, consolidating itself during the heady days of bebop and culminating in the late fifties with his emergence as a uniquely innovative composer, bandleader and virtuoso bass player, is comprehensively described in this biography. His gigs with Charlie Parker and Miles Davis in New York; his brief (and violent) stint with Duke Ellington; the many and varied bands under his demanding leadership in the fifties and sixties and his tragic death just as he was at last receiving a deserved wider popular acclaim-all are detailed here. His musical achievements, recordings and live performances are thoroughly examined and assessed, as is his redefinition of jazz composition. But what emerges most vividly is the man himself, like his music, volatile, passionate, unpredictable and highly individual.”
Size: 9½" x 6¼"
Number of Pages: [XII] 308
ISBN: 0704322757

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