Charles Mingus

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Birthday
22, 1922
Birthplace
Nogales, AZ
Death Date
Jan 5, 1979 (56)
Birth Sign
Taurus
Birthday
22, 1922
Birthplace
Nogales, AZ
Death Date
Jan 5, 1979 (56)

About

Jazz double bassist and composer who was inducted into the Down Beat Jazz Hall of Fame in 1971 for his influence on and development of jazz.

Before Fame

His favorite instrument to play while he was growing up was the cello.

Trivia

He released over forty albums as a bandleader before his death, including Pithecanthropus Erectus in 1956.

Family Life

He married Sue Graham Ungaro.

Associated With

He considered Duke Ellington to be one of his greatest influences.