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Saturday, December 02, 2006

charlie mingus's other cool talent

Charles Mingus (1922-79) was a great American jazz composer and bassist. He grew up in Watts, California; he received two Guggenheim Foundation grants. His life was as complex and encompassing as his work, you will see.

He also managed to toilet train his cat, developing a tongue-in-cheek but pretty sensible program to that purpose. Pretty sympathetic for a guy whose autobiography was called Beneath the Underdog!

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