Beneath the Underdog: His World as Composed by Mingus is the autobiography of jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus. It was first published in , by. Autobiography of the great black musician and jazz composer. Get this from a library! Beneath the underdog; his world as composed by Mingus.. [Charles Mingus].

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Get to Know Us. He tells it using third person, even though it’s an autobiography, which is weird. Charles Mingus was possibly the best jazz composer ever, and one of the best Twentieth Century composers, period.

Beneath the underdog his world as composed by Mingus.

The book is a jumble, but a glorious one, by a certified American genius. Please create a new list with a new name; move some items to a benetah or existing list; or delete some items. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Well, for passionate seekers, this book is literature, and it’s far from a waste of time – it is, in fact, a crucial document. Your request to send this item has been completed. He was also one of the greatest musicians and composers in Jazz or any worl genre.


Those looking for anything like a conventional musical bio should go to “Mingus, a Critical Biography” by Brian Priestley; “Underdog” isn’t that at all; it’s an artifact of Mingus’ underdlg world-view at a particularly hard time in his life. Add a review and share your thoughts with other readers.

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Some cover wear, may contain a few marks. Similar Items Related Subjects: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. And I seriously doubt Mingus, at any age, would have gone along if some white doofus told him he didn’t have the “right” to play classical music. I’ll never listen to his music the same way again. Finding libraries that hold this item We’re not a giant, faceless warehouse organization! The New York Times.

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Who put out his “wives” to make money for him. It isn’t so much about his music life, as about his lifestyle that helped create the jazz he played. Share your thoughts with other customers.


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Because, sometimes the music just isn’t that good. Please enter your name. I have studied the music of Mingus for years and finally purchased this book hoping for a look into the man who composed the music. Buy the selected items mlngus This item: Can you imagine a musician of his caliber having to have money problems?

He puts words into other character’s mouths in long monologs page paragraphswhich may or may not reflect his beliefs. A wild, hie, and anguished autobiography, in which Charles Mingus pays short shrift to the facts but plunges to the very bottom of his psyche, coming up for air only when it pleases him.

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