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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Mingus, Charles 1922-1979. American jazz bassist and composer of complex works that knitted together elements of jazz, classical, and gospel.

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  • Epitaph (the title Mingus sardonically chose, certain it would never get performed in his lifetime) in 1989 as a major turning point.

    PopMatters

  • "Transit" explodes with an elaborate fire that recalls Mingus's "Let My Children Hear Music."

    Jazz Standards That Aren’t

  • Mr. Shorter performed on Ms. Mitchell's experimental recording "Don Juan's Reckless Daughter," which including a 16-minute orchestral piece "Paprika Plains," and on "Mingus," her 1979 collaboration with Charles Mingus in which she wrote lyrics to and sings four of his compositions as well as several of her own inspired by the bassist and composer.

    A 65th Birthday Tribute to Joni Mitchell

  • "Mingus" links to Ms. Mitchell's past only through its quality, daring and integrity.

    A 65th Birthday Tribute to Joni Mitchell

  • Mr. Shorter performed on Ms. Mitchell's experimental recording "Don Juan's Reckless Daughter," which including a 16-minute orchestral piece "Paprika Plains," and on "Mingus," her

    Expecting Rain

  • Pianist Keith Tippett brought both a jazz and contemporary-classical sensibility to the venture, Paul Dunmall a sax gravitas out of John Coltrane, John Surman and Evan Parker, Paul Rogers a Charles Mingus-like bass power, and drummer Tony Levin a mix of exuberant flat-out swing and elemental, Elvin Jones-inspired freedom.

    This week's new live music

  • It was a book Mr. Gabrielson, her English teacher at Mingus Mountain High, had recommended to her years ago.

    Fatal Error

  • But now that dogs have names like Scheherazade and Mr. Bingley and Mingus, they think they own the joint.

    Have We All Gone to the Dogs?

  • "There are little things I don't know how to do," says Mingus, 31, whose family has moved five times in 10 years in addition to coping with her husband's multiple deployments.

    Michelle Obama, Jill Biden: 'Joining Forces' for military families

  • Jordan Mingus, a military spouse and mother of three young kids whose husband is in Afghanistan on his third deployment to the Middle East, would welcome the help.

    Michelle Obama, Jill Biden: 'Joining Forces' for military families

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