American jazz musician, composer, bandleader, and civil rights activist
Charles Mingus' most famous works from his Atlantic period included "Pithecanthropus Erectus", "Profile of Jackie", "Tonight At Noon", "Haitian Fight Song", "Reincarnation of a Lovebird", "Moanin'", "Cryin' Blues", "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting", "Ecclusiastics", "Passions of a Man" and "Wham Bam Thank You Ma'am".
Performance for the U.S. Bicentennial, New York City, July 4, 1976.
Photo by Tom Marcello.
Charles Mingus as he appeared on the 1995 United States commemorative stamp (in the American Music series).
Author: David Paul Wagner
(David Paul Wagner on Google+)
Note: This picture gallery page includes drawings, paintings, photos and images of performances of Charles Mingus.