Beneath the Underdog: His World as Composed by Mingus is the autobiography of jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus. It was first published in , by. Autobiography of the great black musician and jazz composer. Get this from a library! Beneath the underdog; his world as composed by Mingus.. [Charles Mingus].

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If Mingus really was as “crazy” as this book interrupts these years of his life: Some features of WorldCat will not be available. And a pretty heavy serving of mysticism on top.

Read reviews that mention beneath the underdog charles mingus miles davis along the lines love xs music ever read jazz giant must read read this book listen to his music mingus the man get this book music of mingus mingus the music autobiography musician sex american artist brilliant. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. A profoundly moving self-portrait of the legendary musician and jazz composer, Charles Mingus. Sexually escapist, and scatological?

As a biography it would be great, but as a novel awful. Jan 07, Christopher Costabile rated it it was amazing. But Good Lord, if you ever wanted a direct view into the mind of a towering, volcanic personality who was not only a musical genius, but a genius of a kind when it came to life itself, this is your book. See and discover other items: Share your thoughts with other customers. At least you will come away knowing how to toilet train a cat. Who cares about how the music was played and who played it and why?

Beneath the Underdog

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. So, listen to the music first. This is what went into the music, what made it. Apr 21, Panagiotis Thanopoulos rated it it was ok.


A book of earnest erotica posing as a jazz memoir, Beneath the Underdog chronicles Mingus’ childhood and early career as a lover and a pimp with nary of a mention of the music into which he poured undedrog more worthwhile thoughts.

Quick dispatch from the UK. Write a review Rate this item: Bfneath stamped address appears on the inside of the rear cover. Starts with memories of his childhood in Watts, precedes through his psychically destructive relationships with two women they were a threesomehis attempts to reconcile innate idealism with learned misanthropy. Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go.

Edited by Nel King. Jun 19, – – rated it liked it. Better on race than anything that thinks it is better on race. Compared to the music, this is not the best work of Charles Mingus, but if you like his music you probably won’t mind reading this Would you like to tell us about a lower price? An Interpretive Biography of Charles Mingus. minguw

Beneath the Underdog by Charles Mingus

Get to Know Us. Is sex not the stuff of life? First published inBeneath the Underdog is a masterpiece of memoir, a riveting insight into one of the giants of twentieth century music. That is the sad part of jazz music. Remember me on this computer. Mingus played the double bass with considerable energy, passion approaching ferocity, and since the double bass is more human than any instrument out there, you can trust the dude.

To start off, I’m a jazz bassist. Contains some markings such as highlighting and writing.

Certainly not Mingus and often stilted. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. Beneath the Underdog by Charles Mingus. Mingus’ book is funny and touching at times, but it’s also very beneayh Who can keep all the women straight?


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Beneath the underdog his world as composed by Mingus.

To view it, click here. But, one wishes that Mingus could have found mings a stronger editor who could have helped him craft his ideas into something more consistent. Wonderful story, Thought I ‘d read another like it. Toward the end of the book, he makes a statement I’ve always had trouble with.

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This is the kind of candor, self-exhibition and self-delusion that only the most truthful autobiographical fiction achieves. After all, there’s a lot of sex, psychiatry, violence and music inside this book; there’s something for everyone’s taste.

Starts with memories of his childhood in Watts, precedes through his psychically des Thoroughly complicated autobiography of highly original jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus.

As fictionalized autobiography goes, it rocked in some places near the beginning but the dialogue within quotation marks became saccharine – especially around the middle. The E-mail Address es you entered is are not in a valid format. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Share your thoughts with other customers.

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