Charles Mingus - Quotes

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Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity.

Creativity is more than just being different. Anybody can plan weird; that's easy. What's hard is to be as simple as Bach. Making the simple, awesomely simple, that's creativity. ---->>>

In high school I was on the basketball team, but the coach did something I didn't dig and the next day he looked up and saw me practising with the football team. ---->>>

My music is evidence of my soul's will to live. ---->>>

I'm going to keep on finding out the kind of man I am through my music. That's the one place I can be free. But the reason it's difficult is because I'm changing all the time. ---->>>

I am Charles Mingus. Half-black man. Yellow man. Half-yellow. Not even yellow, nor white enough to pass for nothing but black and not too light enough to be called white. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 04-22, 1922
Birthplace: in Nogales, Arizona, The United States
Die: 01-05, 1979
Occupation: Musician

Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. His compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop, drawing heavily from black gospel music and blues, while sometimes containing elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and classical music (wikipedia)