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Free Cell Block"f" Tis Nazi U.S.A. (ver. 1) by Charles Mingus - Piano Sheets and Free Sheet Music

  
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Charles "Charlie" Mingus, Jr. (April 22, 1922 – January 5, 1979) was an American jazz bassist, composer, bandleader, and pianist. He was also known for his activism against racial injustice. Mingus is considered one of the most important composers and performers of jazz, and he recorded many highly regarded albums. Dozens of musicians passed through his bands and later went on to impressive careers. His tunes—though melodic and distinctive—are not often re-recorded, in part because of their unconventional nature. Mingus was also influential and creative as a band leader, recruiting talented and sometimes little-known artists whom he assembled into unconventional and revealing configurations. Nearly as well known as his ambitious music was Mingus' often fearsome temperament, which earned him the nickname "The Angry Man of Jazz." His refusal to compromise his musical integrity led to many on-stage eruptions. Mingus was prone to depression. He tended to have brief periods of extreme creative activity, intermixed with fairly long periods of greatly decreased output. Most of Mingus's music retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel music while sometimes drawing on elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and even classical music. Yet Mingus avoided categorization, forging his own brand of music that fused tradition with unique and unexplored realms of jazz. Mingus focused on collective improvisation, similar to the old New Orleans Jazz parades, paying particular attention to how each band member interacted with the group as a whole. In creating his bands, Mingus looked not only at the skills of the available musicians, but also their personalities. He strove to create unique music to be played by unique musicians. Due to his brilliant writing for mid-size ensembles—and his catering to and emphasizing the strengths of the musicians in his groups—Mingus is often considered the heir apparent to Duke Ellington, for whom he expressed unqualified admiration. Indeed, Dizzy Gillespie had once claimed Mingus reminded him "of a young Duke", citing their shared "organizational genius."[1]
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The joy of reading piano notes Music is said to be the best medicine developed by nature. The thought and feel is said to have the power to bring back the dead. While playing music gives you the joy you just cannot contain, same is the case with reading piano music sheets. After all, it is sheet music which tells you exactly how to play that favorite tune of yours. Many feel that reading piano music sheets is an ardent task. Well, this is exactly where are all wrong. It is certainly not the case that one glance and you will understand what is written in that sheet music. But it is certainly not as difficult as expected! Sheet Music is the language of expressing music in a readable form. And just like to learn a new language you need dedication and perseverance, same is the case with  (More...)