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Selected Mingus Bibliography

Coleman, Janet and Al Young. 1989. Mingus/Mingus: Two Views . Berkeley, California: Creative Arts Book Company.

Lindenmaier, H. Lukas and Horst J. Salewski. 1983. The Man Who Never Sleeps: The Charles Mingus Discography 1945-1978 . Frieburg, Germany: Jazzrealities.

Mingus, Charles. 1971. Beneath The Underdog. Edited by Nel King. New York: Alfred A. Knopf./Vintage Books. 1991.

Mingus, Charles. 1991. More Than A Fakebook: The Music Of Charles Mingus . Edited by Sue Mingus, historical perspective and musical analyses by Andrew Homzy, transcriptions by Don Sickler. New York: Jazz Workshop. Distributed by Hal Leonard, Milwaukee, WI.

Mingus, Sue Graham. 2002. Tonight at Noon: A Love Story. New York: De Capo Press.

Priestley, Brian. 1982. Mingus: A Critical Biography. London: Quartet Books.

Santoro, Gene. 2000. Myself When I Am Real. New York: Oxford University Press.

Other Recent Books of Interest

Giddens, Gary. 2000. Visions of Jazz: The First Century. New York: Oxford University Press.

Gioia, Ted. 1997. The History of Jazz. New York: Oxford University Press.

Morgenstern, Dan. 2004. Living With Jazz: A Reader edited by Shelton Meyer. New York: Pantheon.

Kirchner, Bill. 2005. The Oxford Companion to Jazz. New York: Oxford University Press.

Saul, Scott. 2005. Freedom Is, Freedom Ain’t: Jazz and the Making of the Sixties. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.
Selected Mingus Videography

Mingus (1968) A documentary by Thomas Reichman. Featuring Mingus, Dannie Richmond , Charles McPherson, and Walter Bishop. Distributed by Rhapsody films.

Weird Nightmare (1993) The companion video to the Hal Wilner-produced tribute album. Video not currently available.

Triumph Of The Underdog (1997) A documentary by Don McGlynn, produced by Don McGlynn and Sue Mingus. Exhaustively researched, virtually everything in the film is extraordinarily rare – newly unearthed performance footage, previously unpublished photograpgs, radio broadcasts, and private interviews. Distributed in the U.S. by Shanachie.