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Mingus, Charles

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary EnglishMingus, CharlesCharles MingusMin‧gus, Charles /ˈmɪŋɡəs/  (1922-1979) a US jazz musician and composer whose main instrument was the double bass. In the 1940s and 1950s he played in various bands including Duke Ellington’s band. In the early 1950s he played with Charlie Parker and and started his own record company called Debut Records. He recorded many records, especially during the 1960s. He was known for sometimes being very bad-tempered and was called the “The Angry Man of Jazz”.
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