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Charles Mingus: Charles "Baron" Mingus: West Coast, 1945-49

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For documentarians and jazz enthusiasts fascinated by Charles Mingus' career and musical aesthetic, Charles 'Baron' Mingus: West Coast 1945-1949 is a vastly significant CD. For it compiles into one package all of Mingus' first vinyl recordings as a band leader in Los Angeles.

Performing in venues along Central Avenue, honing his craft through lessons with ...