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Playing the Clown: Charles Mingus, Jimmy Knepper, and Jerry Maguire

Krin Gabbard

in Watching Jazz: Encounters with Jazz Performance on Screen

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780199347650
eISBN:
9780199347698
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199347650.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, Western

This chapter explores the relationship between bandleader Charles Mingus and Jimmy Knepper, the white trombone virtuoso. After hiring Knepper in 1957, Mingus recorded the album The Clown (Atlantic). ... More


The Weary Blues and Other Poems Read by Langston Hughes

Williams Martin

in Jazz Changes

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195083491
eISBN:
9780199853205
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195083491.003.0030
Subject:
Music, Popular

The “jazz and poetry” combination was a short-lived phenomenon in the late 1950s which originated in the Bay area. Leonard Feather had this interesting idea of recording with Langston Hughes. ... More


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