If you are visiting this blog, you probably have heard Charles Mingus's music. One of the greatest bass players in the history of jazz, one of its premier composers and band leaders also, a true innovator. A legendary, charismatic figure on and off the stage.
Mingus on Mingus project on kickstarter's goal is to gather funds to make possible a production of a documentary - Charles's grandson's attempt to preserve Mingus's Legacy before those who can tell his story are gone. I invite you to see the video below and support the project as much as you can. (follow the link to the project's kickstarter page or go to Orange Then Blue homepage to get more informations about the film).
an here's Charles Mingus with possibly his most famous group: