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Charles Mingus (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979), also known as Charlie Mingus, was an American jazz bassist, composer, bandleader, and occasional pianist. He was also known for his activism against racial injustice.

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1. Charles Mingus - More Than a Fake Book

Charles Mingus was a pioneer figure in modern jazz. Besides being a virtuoso bass player who played with the top jazz musicians for four decades, he was also an accomplished... more info
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Transcribed. Authentic note-for-note transcriptions. 9x12 inches. 160 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00673220)

2. Charles Mingus - More Than a Play-Along - Bass Clef Edition

Michael Brecker calls these new collections a fantastic resource for music students and professionals alike and Billy Taylor says they make the music of Mingus become more... more info
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Instrumental Jazz. Instrumental jazz arrangements. With Softcover with CD. 4.75x8 inches. 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00841435)

3. Charles Mingus

With musician-friendly lead sheets, melody cues and other split-track choices on the CD, this series makes learning to play jazz easier than ever before! 10 songs: Better... more info
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Jazz Play-Along Volume 68. jazz play along. With Softcover with CD. 9x12 inches. 80 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00843069)

4. Charles Mingus - More Than a Play-Along - C Edition

Michael Brecker calls these new collections a fantastic resource for music students and professionals alike and Billy Taylor says they make the music of Mingus become more... more info
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Instrumental Jazz. Instrumental jazz arrangements. With Softcover with CD. 9x12 inches. 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00841432)

5. Sue's Changes

From the Mingus Big Band CD Live In Time, this is one of the most creative charts in the band's book. Don't be fooled by the apparent normal sounds at the beginning, as this... more info
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Charles Mingus Big Band Jazz. Band Level: 5. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07010634)

6. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

This is probably Charles Mingus' best-known composition. Sy Johnson's updated chart is the authentic version as performed by the Mingus Big Band on the CD Blues and Politics. more info
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Charles Mingus Big Band Jazz. Voicing/Format: Score & Parts. Band Level: 5. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07010398)

7. Haitian Fight Song

From the Mingus Big Band CD Blues and Politics!, this intense minor blues opens with a bass solo then gradually unfolds layer by layer until the entire ensemble is screaming.... more info
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Charles Mingus Big Band Jazz. Band Level: 5. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07010516)

8. Moanin'

This up-tempo swinger has become the signature tune for the Mingus Big Band. It opens with a free-wheeling baritone sax solo and features raucous ensemble passages and group... more info
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Charles Mingus Big Band Jazz. Voicing/Format: Score & Parts. Band Level: 5. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07010238)

9. Fables of Faubus

From the Mingus Big Band CD Gunslinging Birds here is an unpredictable romp for mature bands. Exploring a wide mix of seemingly unrelated sections, the genius and eccentricity... more info
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Charles Mingus Big Band Jazz. Band Level: 5. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07010704)

10. Haitian Fight Song

Featuring a dark intensity and a powerful unison riff figure in minor, this medium swing chart is a great showcase for your bass player as well as the trombone section. The... more info
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Simply Mingus for Jazz Ensemble. Voicing/Format: Score & Parts. Band Level: 4. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07011219)

11. Children's Hour Of Dream

The unique genius and originality of Charles Mingus is nowhere more apparent than in this symphonic masterpiece adapted for big band by Sy Johnson. Involving no improvisation... more info
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Charles Mingus Big Band Jazz. Band Level: 5. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07010957)

12. Fables of Faubus

This classic Mingus composition is meant to be performed with a sense of an anger or sarcasm, and definitely projects an edginess. The bari sax and bass bone will have fun... more info
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Young Edition. Simply Mingus for Jazz Ensemble. Voicing/Format: Score & Parts. Band Level: 4. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07011439)

13. Charles Mingus - More Than a Play-Along - Eb Edition

Michael Brecker calls these new collections a fantastic resource for music students and professionals alike and Billy Taylor says they make the music of Mingus become more... more info
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Instrumental Jazz. Instrumental jazz arrangements. With Softcover with CD. 9x12 inches. 64 pages. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.00841434)

14. Boogie Stop Shuffle

Mingus loved the blues, and this powerful and highly energized arrangement from the CD Live In Time is a staple in the book of the Mingus Big Band. It features the signature... more info
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Charles Mingus Big Band Jazz. Band Level: 5. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07010844)

15. Nostalgia in Times Square

This medium tempo swing chart is the lead-off cut from the CD Mingus Big Band 93. Featured is a distinctive melody, a stop-time solo section, and a great swing groove throughout. more info
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Charles Mingus Big Band Jazz. Band Level: 5. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07010396)

16. Jelly Roll

One of the most engaging and lighthearted of all Mingus' compositions, this was originally meant to provide a musical bridge from Jelly Roll Morton to Mingus' own unique compositional... more info
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Young Edition. Simply Mingus for Jazz Ensemble. Voicing/Format: Score & Parts. Band Level: 4. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07011437)

17. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

Here is a beautiful arrangement of Charles Mingus' signature ballad, featuring altos and trumpets playing the melody off the top, then later joined by the entire ensemble.... more info
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Simply Mingus for Jazz Ensemble. Voicing/Format: Score & Parts. Band Level: 4. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07011217)

18. Gunslinging Bird

The opening cut from the Mingus Big Band CD Gunslinging Birds is this raucous and blistering jazz waltz. Mingus wrote this piece as a tribute to Charlie Bird Parker with the... more info
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Charles Mingus Big Band Jazz. Band Level: 5. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07010394)

19. Tijuana Gift Shop

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Charles Mingus Big Band Jazz. Band Level: 5. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07010514)

20. Duke Ellington's Sound of Love

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Charles Mingus Big Band Jazz. Band Level: 5. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07010240)

21. Ecclusiastics

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Charles Mingus Big Band Jazz. Band Level: 5. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07010518)

22. Boogie Stop Shuffle

This catchy riff-based tune uses blues changes, and you can make it as easy or as difficult as you like, depending on the tempo you choose! Solos (or soli) are for sax as... more info
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Simply Mingus for Jazz Ensemble. Voicing/Format: Score & Parts. Band Level: 4. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07011215)

23. Better Get Hit in Your Soul

Written in a fast 3/4, this gospel-inspired burner is as fun to play as it is to listen to. There is great interplay between sections of the band as layers of sound move in... more info
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Young Edition. Simply Mingus for Jazz Ensemble. Voicing/Format: Score & Parts. Band Level: 4. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07011449)

24. Nostalgia in Times Square

Originally written for the 1959 John Cassavetes film Shadows, Nostalgia in Times Square is a medium tempo blues but with a unique harmonic structure. Beautifully scored for... more info
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Young Edition. Simply Mingus for Jazz Ensemble. Voicing/Format: Score & Parts. Band Level: 4. 9x12 inches. Published by Hal Leonard. (HL.07011441)
 
 
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