Why he was named ‘Baron’~Charles Mingus ?

January 08.2016



Charles Mingus has recorded his first leader works before this record.
I like to listen to the first recording of a great master of jazz.
Why he was named ’Baron’ ?
I quote a passage from ’JazzWax June 03,2010’.
“The name was bestowed on him by War Perkins, a popular L.A. promoter and producer who owned a record store on Central Avenue. Perkins’ aim with the name was to provide Mingus with a touch of royalty, in the spirit of Count Basie and Duke Ellington. “
For more information about his works, please see the following article.

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