9,726 total votes
Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus Jr. was a highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. Mingus's compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel music while sometimes drawing on elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and classical music. Yet Mingus avoided categorization, forging his own brand of music that fused tradition with unique and unexplored realms of jazz. He once cited Duke Ellington and church as his main influences. Mingus focused on collective improvisation, similar to the old New Orleans jazz parades, paying particular attention to how each band member interacted with the group as a whole. In creating his bands, he ... more on Wikipedia

Charles Mingus is ranked on...

#713 of 2,126 The Greatest Musical Artists of All Time 13.3M VOTES When VH1 polled fellow artists to name the greatest artists of all time, it seemed like a good idea---but in reality, the li...
#85 of 202 The All-Time Best Rock Bassists 192.3k VOTES The best rock bassists of all time are a varied bunch, and all the best bassists in rock are on this list. From the hard roc...
#12 of 100 The Best Musical Artists From Arizona 1.1k VOTES Here are the best artists and bands from Arizona. Known for its heat, Arizona is also red hot by all of the bands ...
#43 of 239 The Very Best Jazz Musicians & Artists 78.8k VOTES Jazz artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good jazz bands includes a filter so you can sort by ...
Famous People Named Charlie or Charles 102.2k VIEWS If your name is Charles, then you're in some great company. Here's our list of the most famous people named Charlie, includi...
#3 of 89 The Best Jazz Composers of All Time 2.5k VOTES These are the greatest Jazz composers ranked from best to worst by Jazz fans all over the globe. Much like Jazz itself, the ...
#11 of 154 The Best Free Jazz Bands/Artists 1.2k VOTES Free jazz artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good free jazz bands includes a filter so you ca...
#11 of 145 The Best Bebop Artists of All Time 1.5k VOTES Bebop artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. This list of the top bebop musicians in history includes all...
#5 of 105 The Best Avant-garde Jazz Bands/Artists 1.3k VOTES Avant-garde jazz artists list, with photos, ranked best to worst by votes. List of good avant-garde jazz bands includes a fi...
23 Celebrities Who Were Born on Military Bases 21.1k VIEWS List of Celebrities Born on Military Bases ranked by fame and popularity. A military base is a facility owned and operated b...
Famous People of Chinese Descent 46.5k VIEWS List of Famous People of Chinese Descent ranked by fame and popularity. Several celebrities are of Chinese ancestry. Some we...
Celebrities Born On Earth Day 955 VIEWS Here are all the famous people who were born on April 22 AKA Earth Day. Featuring actors, musicians, singers,...
Famous Jazz Horn Players 8.6k VIEWS A List of Famous Jazz Horn Players with photos! These are musicians who are masters of their craft. While it is often the ...

Charles Mingus is also found on...

List of Famous Bands from Los Angeles List of Famous Bands from California List of Famous Bandleaders Famous People Who Died of Motor Neuron Disease Famous People From Arizona Famous Male Musicians Famous People Who Died in Mexico Famous Male Bassists Famous Male Bandleaders Atlantic Records Complete Artist Roster Famous People Born in 1922 Columbia Records Complete Artist Roster Famous Bassists from the United States United Artists Records Complete Artist Roster Blue Note Records Complete Artist Roster List of Famous Jazz Pianists Mercury Records Complete Artist Roster Famous Male Jazz Pianists Famous Male Composers List of Famous Bassists