Charles Mingus, bassist, composer and bandleader, was one of the towering figures of American twentieth century music. In this memoir, Mingus documents his childhood on an Army base in Arizona, his difficult teenage years in Watts, and his musical education by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker. Unique and lyrical voice, this memoir charts the highs and lows of a life lived to the full. Beneath the Underdog is also a portrait of life in the Forties and Fifties, of ideas of identity and race in America and the ways in which they affected the young Mingus. Above all, it is a powerful tale told through the eyes of an inspiring, anguished and extraordinary musician.
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Charles Mingus (1922 - 79) is widely regarded as being the most influential post-bop bassist to have emerged from the jazz world. Not simply a player, he is also considered to be one of the most important and experimental composers in twentieth century music.Review:
Mingus was something else. A pure genius. I loved him - Miles Davis The jazz world has seen its share of compelling autobiographies but none to rival the quality of Beneath the Underdog. A shocking and brilliant book - Q Magazine A fascinating inight into Mingus' mind - unforgettable - The Times An outlandish, brilliant autobiography - Newsweek
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Descripción Canongate Books, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110857862189
Descripción Canongate Books, 2011. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería M0857862189