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Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple awesomely simple thats creativity. - Charles Mingus: http://dlvr.it/ChCLY2  #Charles Mingus

Making the simple complicated is commonplace; making the complicated simple awesomely simple thats creativity. - Charles Mingus: http://dlvr.it/ChCLY2 #Charles Mingus

Dir:  Thomas Reichman  (1968) An extraordinary verité portrait of Charles Mingus.

Dir: Thomas Reichman (1968) An extraordinary verité portrait of Charles Mingus.

Charles Mingus with Ralph Gleason and Jean Gleason, Monterey Jazz Festival, 1964. Photo: Jerry Stoll

Charles Mingus with Ralph Gleason and Jean Gleason, Monterey Jazz Festival, 1964. Photo: Jerry Stoll

“Jazz music is a language of the emotions.” - Charles Mingus

“Jazz music is a language of the emotions.” - Charles Mingus

One of my favorite music stories ever is when Migus got pissed off at an off time piano player so he walked over to the piano mid-song and tore out the piano strings with his bare hands. Big scary dude but one of the greats.

One of my favorite music stories ever is when Migus got pissed off at an off time piano player so he walked over to the piano mid-song and tore out the piano strings with his bare hands. Big scary dude but one of the greats.

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