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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His World xs Composed by Mingus Paperback. You see it all through Mingus’s zany vision, which is elucidating and baffling at the same time. Unfortunately, the wh I enjoy a good fictionalized autobiography as much as the bt guy, and I think it is entirely appropriate for someone to embellish here and there to get a good story.

Is it choppy, is it dirty, is it irresponsible, is it offensive, is it woefully, fragmentary, ghe and arbitrary, is it sad and pathetic, is it excessive, is it awe-inspiring, does it make you want to quit it’s so good sometimes, does it keep you coming back to drink in those sad, searing, hilarious, utterly moving and heart-breaking speeches by Fats Navarro? Jazzmasculinity and the World of Charles Mingus Jr.

Feb 19, Jamilyn rated it liked it. Love the music, but would like to hear about mnigus from someone less kooky. So, thhe to the music first. The E-mail message field is required. It’s at times smooth and wonderful and at others, completely obscuring. The book’s payoff—fifty or so pages of Mingus’ musings on reality, love, God, and the universe—comes across as My Dinner with Andre -light. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Writer Toby Litt stated that “His autobiography is that of a profoundly troubled, often bitter man who never feels loved enough but constantly undermines those loves offered to him.

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White people don’t have a right to play it, it’s colored folk music. Find a copy in the library Finding libraries that hold this item Read more Read less. One of my favorite books to read. Admittedly I just finished Miles’ biography and the style of Mingus threw me for a bit of a loop. Jazz musicians — United States — Biography.

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I recently read this for the second time and it was just as good as i remember it. Better Git It in Your Soul: Amazon Music Stream millions of songs.

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Mingus, Charles, — For all the fictitious elements on the page, Mingus manages to inject his personality directly into the narrative.

Better on race than anything that thinks it is better on race. Mar 29, Robert Gustavo rated it it was ok. It’s certainly fair that a lot of good folks might be offended by the naughty parts, which are in no short supply. He was also one of the greatest musicians and composers in Jazz or a A wild autobiography written in a stream of consciousness style, often narrated as a conversation between different aspects of his personality and as a conversation with his psychiatrist.

But, it’s Mingus, so you have to take it warts and all, and the parts that do succeed are worth the wait, as they give the reader a dream of how grand this sort of expression could be.

Thomas Savage, Bookseller Published: Russell Books Ltd Condition: This is his autobiography and it is not only as out there as his music, but also pretty benwath too.

Used book in good condition.

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It is fabulous and awful at the same time, but it’s tough to figure out what state it’s in at any given time. See all 5 reviews. Unfortunately, the underdo thing reads like a 15 year old boy’s idea of what would be really cool and awesome.

Biography Biographies Additional Physical Format: Mingus’ verbal play is Joycean, his humor Rabelaisian. Search WorldCat Find items in libraries near you.

Stream of consciousness, musings on love, contemplations of what it means to be a I would give it two and a half stars. Hard to finish reading.