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This day January 5, 2014, marks the thirty-fifth anniversary of Charles Mingus’s death.  Although he has departed this world, his legacy and spirit live on.

At NPR.org you can listen to Epitaph, conducted by Gunther Schuller, the extended masterwork that Mingus wrote for his tombstone.