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|Birth:||22nd April, 1922|
|Death:||5th January, 1979|
|Profession:||Bassist, Composer, Lyricist, Musician|
Charles Mingus was a highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. Mingus's compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel music while sometimes drawing on elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and classical music. Yet Mingus avoided categorization, forging his own brand of music that fused tradition with unique and unexplored realms of jazz. He once cited Duke Ellington and church as his main influences.
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