A Critical Biography
Brian Priestley

The British pianist and journalist Brian Priestly has written the first biography of Charles Mingus, and it's an excellent piece of work. His emphasis tends to be on the music, which he discusses in a lucid and lively manner. But Priestly recounts the life, too, exalting Mingus's devotion to his art and treating even his most self-destructive fiascoes with even-handed sympathy.

Title Mingus
Subtitle A Critical Biography
Author Brian Priestley
Publisher Da Capo Press
Title First Published 01 April 1984
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 340 p.
ISBN-10 0306802171
ISBN-13 9780306802171
Publication Date 01 April 1984
Main content page count 340
Weight 16 oz.

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