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Jazz 100 - Charles Mingus 26 Jun 2017

Jazz 100 - Charles Mingus image

A larger than life personality, Charles Mingus created music that hummed with blood, roared with passion, went to church and sang the blues. His virtuosic, ultra-punchy bass playing aside, his great strength lay in being able to incorporate the whole history of jazz – and sometimes its future – and channel collective freedom into an eloquent, intensely moving testimony.

John Rae Ah Um at this year's Festival. Read more about the show here!

Watch Mingus say goodbye to his Pork Pie Hat!

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