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Beneath the Underdog Paperback – 1 Oct 1995
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"Born consumed with rage...Mingus translated these feelings into some of the most awesome music ever made. This harrowingly honest autobiography is equally moving." (Bizarre)
"Rich on anecdote and emotional self-analysis. He was maddening - but read this and it'll make you mad at what he went through." (Uncut)
"The jazz world has seen its share of compelling autobiographies but none to rival the quality of Beneath the Underdog. A shocking and brilliant book." (Q)
"There has never been an autobiography like Beneath the Underdog. A riveting work of highly subjective reminiscences and tortured self-analysis" (Richard Williams)
"This remarkable book, part autobiography, part street-smart philosophical meditation, part fiction, and part fantasy, provides a unique insight into the creative and personal tumult behind his music." (The List) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
"Mingus was something else. A pure genius."
Mingus by Mingus. From shabby roadhouses to country estates, from the psychiatric wards of Bellevue to inner worlds of mysticism and solitude, these are the celebrated, anguished and, above all, profoundly moving memoirs of the great jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus - one of the most extraordinary autobiographies ever written.
"An outlandish, brilliant autobiography." Newsweek
"A fascinating insight into mingus' mind - unforgettable." The Times
"Rich on anecdote and emotional self-analysis ... Read this and it'll make you mad at what he went through." Uncut
"There has never been an autobiography like Beneath the Underdog, a riveting work of highly subjective reminiscences and tortured self-analysis." Richard Williams--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition. See all Product description
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