Epitaph is a composition by jazz musician Charles Mingus. It is 4, measures long, takes more than two hours to perform, and was only completely discovered . The first time I heard this music, I knew it was something special, out of the ordinary. These are the great compositions that Mingus left after his death to be. Find album reviews, stream songs, credits and award information for Epitaph - Charles Mingus on AllMusic - - Musicologist/conductor Gunther Schuller.
Nearly 18 years after its world premiere at Lincoln Center in , “Epitaph” was performed in a series of concerts in Spring to coincide with Charles. “Epitaph,” Charles Mingus's two-hour suite for 31 musicians, is famous for its unwieldiness. It is long, intensive and complicated. Parts of it were. It was nearly three decades ago that the legendary bassist-composer-bandleader Charles Mingus died from a heart attack after a long battle.
Irascible, demanding, bullying, and probably a genius, Charles Mingus cut himself a uniquely iconoclastic path through jazz in the middle of the 20th century . Find a Mingus* - Epitaph first pressing or reissue. Music By – Charles Mingus; Producer – Gunther Schuller, John McClure, Sue Mingus; Producer [Concert]. Charles Mingus' monumental masterpiece "Epitaph" never saw the light of day during his lifetime. But the tempestuous jazz legend left his.