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Artist’s Choice: Chris Wood on Charles Mingus

Today’s top jazz performers pick 10 favorite tracks by the players, singers and styles that helped define them.

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus is my favorite bass player and one of my all-time favorite musicians. I love his playing, his compositions and his attitude. He’s sophisticated but raw. His playing is both primal and beautiful. He’s fearless. What more could you ask for?

Blues & Roots (Atlantic, 1960)

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