Myself When I Am Real: The Life and Music of Charles Mingus / Edition 2

Myself When I Am Real: The Life and Music of Charles Mingus / Edition 2

by Gene Santoro
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195147111

ISBN-13: 9780195147117

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Charles Mingus was one of the most innovative jazz musicians of the 20th century, and ranks with Charles Ives and Duke Ellington as one of America's greatest composers. By temperament, he was a high-strung and sensitive romantic, a towering figure whose tempestuous personal life found powerfully coherent expression in the ever-shifting textures of his music. Now,

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Charles Mingus was one of the most innovative jazz musicians of the 20th century, and ranks with Charles Ives and Duke Ellington as one of America's greatest composers. By temperament, he was a high-strung and sensitive romantic, a towering figure whose tempestuous personal life found powerfully coherent expression in the ever-shifting textures of his music. Now, acclaimed music critic Gene Santoro strips away the myths shrouding "Jazz's Angry Man," revealing Mingus as more complex than even his close friends knew. Written in a lively, novelistic style, Myself When I Am Real draws on dozens of new interviews and previously untapped letters and archival materials to explore the intricate connections between this extraordinary man and the extraordinary music he made.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195147117
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
480
Product dimensions:
8.90(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Introduction3
Prologue: Better Get It in Your Soul9
1 Growing Up Absurd13
2 Black Like Me25
3 Making the Scene33
4 Life During Wartime47
5 Portrait of the Artist65
6 The Big Apple, or On the Road87
7 Pithecanthropus Erectus121
8 Mingus Dynasty149
9 Camelot177
10 The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady209
11 One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest243
12 Beneath the Underdog277
13 Let My Children Hear Music297
14 Changes325
15 Don't Be Afraid, the Clown's Afraid, Too353
Notes385
Bibliography391
Discography401
Acknowledgments425
Index429

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