A challenging and innovative presence, he surrounded himself with great musicians and produced a large number of outstanding albums, mostly featuring his own distinctive tunes. Over 30 years after his death his music still inspires jazz players throughout the world. 'Viva Mingus!'
"Anybody can play weird, that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple complicated is commonplace. Making the complicated simple --awesomely simple--that's creativity" Charles Mingus 1972