Saturday, January 8, 2011

Another Kind of Bird Call

Bird Calls: "It wasn't supposed to sound like Charlie Parker. It was supposed to sound like birds-- the first part."
- Charlie Mingus, In His Own Words

Charles Mingus is recognized as a major 20th century composer, whose entire works have been acquired by the Library of Congress - a first for jazz, and a first for an African-American composer. Mingus left behind the largest legacy of composition in American music after Duke Ellington.
- Jazz Education

1 comment:

Giulia said...

A true visionary...thanks, Diane.