Mingus on the Avant-Garde and Tradition

3 September 2021 0 By Bambam

AllAboutJazz asked me to provide an excerpt from my book Mingus Speaks (2013), so I thought I’d share it with you. Mingus loved to talk about the avant-garde pretenders and how they thumbed their noses at tradition.  Mingus: Everybody’s got ego and everybody who lives in a human body thinks they’re better than another guy. …

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