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Charles Mingus (1922-1979) was a highly-influential American jazz double bassist, composer, bandleader, and civil rights activist.

Charles Mingus was a highly-influential American jazz double bassist, composer, bandleader, and civil rights activist.

Charles Mingus (Kathy Sloane, photographer)

Charles Mingus (Kathy Sloane, photographer): I know he's playing the opening riff for "Haitian Fight Song"!

Miles Davis.....my moms best friend used to date him

Miles Dewey Davis III (May 1926 was a very versatile and innovative American jazz musician, trumpeter, bandleader, and composer. Widely considered one of the most influential American born musicians of the century.

Jazz and classical musician Wynton Learson Marsalis was born on October 18…

Wynton Learson Marsalis, Black Classical (Jazz) and European classical musician was born on October in New Orleans Louisiana. Marsalis received his first trumpet at the age of and has been deemed a prolific musician ever since.

"When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had and never will have."  Edgar Watson

The Cello is my favorite musical instrument. I want to learn to play one day. Although this could be a pic of a Bass.

Sofiaz Choice

The violin and the cello are two of the most moving instruments in my opinion. Classical music, Film/TV scores, and Musicals tend to be where these instruments' beauty truly shine.

Charles Mingus

Charles Mingus - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - an elegy to Lester Young. Such a classic sound.