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Charlie Mingus Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles

CHARLIE MINGUS
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Charles Mingus (1922-1979, who was also known as Charlie Mingus, was known worldwide as a jazz bassist, composer and bandleader as well as an occasional pianist. Mingus, who toured with Louis Armstrong in 1943 and played with Lionel Hampton's band in the late 1940s, was also briefly a member of Duke Ellington's band and played live dates with Charlie Parker before he gained recognition as a bandleader in his own right. Over the  years, Mingus recruited dozens of talented and little-known artists, many of whom went on to successful careers of their own. On the tour referenced in this Rider, Mingus brought together drummer Dannie Richmond (who had been with Mingus since 1964), pianist Don Pullen, saxophonist George Adams and saxophonist and clarientist Hamiet Bluiett (Richmond, Pullen and Adams were among the group that recorded Changes One and Changes Two, two of Mingus' well-received albums). Mingus, who recorded a number of albums as a bandleader, co-founded Debut Records with Max Roach in 1952 to maintain control over his recording career. Known for his fearsome temperment (his nickname was "The Angry Man of Jazz") and his activism against racism, Mingus' compositions include Epitaph, one of the longest jazz pieces ever written (over 4,000 measures).
  • CHARLIE MINGUS - CONTRACT SIGNED 12/18/1972 - HFSID 287828
    CHARLIE MINGUS - CONTRACT SIGNED 12/18/1972 - HFSID 287828
    Contract for a concert appearance at Williams College Contract signed: "Charles Mingus", 4 pages, 8½x11. No place, 1972 December 18. Mingus agrees to perform a 90-minute show at Williams College on January 31, 1973, for a sum of $2,250, half in advance.

    Price: $3,000.00

  • CHARLIE MINGUS - DOCUMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1974 CO-SIGNED BY: MARCO N. - HFSID 274618
    CHARLIE MINGUS - DOCUMENT SIGNED CIRCA 1974 WITH CO-SIGNERS - HFSID 274618
    He signs a 2-page document (1974) detailing arrangements for his quintet's tour of South America that year, accompanied by a series of unsigned filed copies of letters related to the tour. Typed DS: "Charles Mingus" on second page, 2 pages, 8½x11, separate sheets.

    Sale Price $3,187.50

    $3,750.00

  • CHARLIE MINGUS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/12/1973 - HFSID 280772
    CHARLIE MINGUS - TYPED LETTER SIGNED 10/12/1973 - HFSID 280772
    Jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus signed this typed letter to CBS Records in 1973 to let them know who his attorney was. Typed letter signed "Charles Mingus" in blue ink. Red ink date stamp on verso. 1 page, 8½x10¾, photocopy with two file holes at top edge. Oct.

    Price: $1,800.00

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