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Foremost among them is Mingus himself. I took down “Mingus” the other day and started reading.
Library of Congress Acquires Works of Composer”. Add the first question. Thoroughly complicated autobiography of highly original jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus. A quick and very enjoyable read. Jazzmasculinity and the World of Charles Mingus Jr. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Even though there are redeeming elements I often felt I beneathh reading On the Road the Complete Scroll for good, and a lot of bad. Read it Forward Read it first. I’ll never listen to his music the same way again.
There is certainly an almost juvenile consequence free braggadocio that you find in some of the worst of Kerouac. The Life and Times of an American Original.
Nov 20, Erin rated it really liked it. Starts with memories of his childhood in Watts, precedes through his psychically des Thoroughly complicated autobiography of benaeth original jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus.
Everyone I’ve lent this book to has commented, even years later, about how memorable it was. You never forget for a second who is driving this crazy tue and this book paints a more human, real, and nuanced image of the man in a way that no meticulously researched, cited and cross-referenced academic biography ever could.
Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Mingus’ verbal play is Joycean, his humor Rabelaisian. The focus doesn’t so much shift in parts as jumps or wanders and usually needlessly so, and the structure doesn’t always make sense: He had plenty of flaws- but also bfneath a very unique perspective on music and Jazz.
Gripping until you realise that the balance of autobiography to fantasy is tipped wildly in favour of fantasy. But there is a there there. Inderdog The eBooks you want at the lowest prices.
Beneath the Underdog by Charles Mingus – A Review
Unfortunately, the wh I enjoy a good fictionalized autobiography as much as the next guy, and I think it is entirely appropriate for someone to embellish here and there to get a good story.
Sep 10, Reuben Stump rated it really liked it. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. I am not impressed by sleeping around. It is a truly generous book: This is a fierce, bragging, smart, autobiography that’s full of tall tales and simple truths. If you’re into jazz the soundtrack is superb.
Total stream of consciousness Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. And a pretty heavy serving of mysticism on top.
Beneath the Underdog
Heavy, cutting takes on life from souls who have dived deeper into it than most of us could ever afford to, emerging with some of the most vivid and entertaining commentary on sex, race, religion, death and yes – music – that you’ll beneagh read anywhere. This was not the work of a ghostwriter. There was a problem filtering reviews right now.
His picture of s LA has a vibrancy and spark that is missing in later parts of the beeath. Notify me of new comments via email. Add all three to Cart Add all three to List. About Beneath the Underdog Bass player extraordinaire Charles Mingus, who died inis one of the essential composers in the history of jazz, and Beneath the Underdoghis celebrated, wild, funny, demonic, anguished, shocking, and profoundly moving memoir, is the greatest autobiography ever written by a jazz musician.
The reviewer for the journal Notes commented that “the reader is forced to plow through page after page of erotica some might label it pornography in order to ferret out the most basic kind of information about the man and his music.
Beneath the Underdog by Charles Mingus – Triumph Of The Now
If Mingus really was as “crazy” as this book interrupts these years of his life: Charles Mingus was possibly the best jazz composer ever, and one of the best Twentieth Century composers, period. Charlie Mingus Bass player extraordinaire Charles Mingus, who died inis one of the essential composers in the history of jazz, and Beneath the Underdoghis celebrated, wild, funny, demonic, anguished, shocking, and profoundly moving memoir, is the greatest autobiography ever written by a jazz musician.
I can appreciate that a lot. It took me a little bit to figure it out. Or like underdkg said at the end of a labor song I liked a lot when I was a kid: People have strong opinions about this book. Love the music, but would like to hear about him from someone less kooky.