Charles Mingus More Than a Fake Book



Charles Mingus was a pioneer figure in modern jazz. Besides being a virtuoso bass player who played with the top jazz musicians for four decades, he was also an accomplished pianist, bandleader and composer who recorded more than 100 albums and wrote more than 300 original and innovative scores.
This incredible collection explores Mingus’ background and prestigious career as well as 55 of his pieces. The stories behind each song are given and accompanied by notes on how Mingus played the piece. Mingus photos, anecdotes, quotes and an extensive discography fill this volume that collectors will treasure. A truly personal work that celebrates the genius within this jazz legend.

Songs include:

Better Get Hit in Your Soul
Blue Cee
Boogie Stop Shuffle
Devil Woman
Diane aka Alice’s Wonderland
Dizzy Moods
Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love
Duke’s Choice
E’d Flat, Ah’s Flat Too
East Coasting
Fables of Faubus
Farewell Farwell
Free Cell Block F, ‘Tis Nazi U.S.A.
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Haitian Fight Song
Hora Decubitus