Charles Mingus, byname Charlie Mingus, (conceived April 22, 1922, Nogales, Arizona, U.S.— kicked the bucket January 5, 1979, Cuernavaca, Mexico), American jazz arranger, bassist, bandleader, and musician whose work, coordinating inexactly made entries with ad libbed performances, both molded and rose above jazz patterns of the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s.
Mingus examined music as a kid in Los Angeles and at 16 started playing bass. The establishment of his procedure was laid in five years of concentrate with a symphonic performer. After stretches with Louis Armstrong and Kid Ory in the mid 1940s, Mingus composed and played for the Lionel Hampton enormous band from 1947 to 1948 and recorded with Red Norvo. In the mid 1950s he shaped his very own record mark and the Jazz Composer’s Workshop, an artists’ helpful, trying to dodge the corporate greed of the music business.
Mingus drew motivation from Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Thelonious Monk, African American gospel music, and Mexican people music, just as customary jazz and twentieth century show music. In spite of the fact that the majority of his best work speaks to close coordinated efforts with ad libbing artists, for example, trumpeter Thad Jones, drummer Dannie Richmond, alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, and woodwind-player Eric Dolphy, Mingus likewise composed for bigger instrumentations and formed a few film scores.