Charles Mingus in Los Angeles - 1939

from Beneath the Underdog , page 60:


Charles went to the record date and the minute he heard Red [Callender] play he wanted him to be his teacher.  He told Britt, ‘Man, in the break he was sitting alone playing “Body and Soul.” I was so surprised to hear anybody doing that with a bass – using the bow like in the things that Menuhin and Heifetz play – up high in …   more >>

cite as

Charles Mingus, Beneath the Underdog (Edinburgh, 2019), p. 60. accessed: 14 April, 2024

location of experience: Los Angeles


Charles Mingus
bandleader, Composer, Double bassist, jazz musician […]

Listening to

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'Body and Soul'
written by Johnny Green
performed by Red Callender

Experience Information

Date/Time 1939
Medium live
Listening Environment in the company of others, in private, indoors


"Body and Soul" was a jazz standard that had been recorded in 1939 by Coleman Hawkins on the tenor saxophone.

Originally submitted by pdm332 on Sun, 06 Dec 2015 10:53:57 +0000
Approved on Wed, 09 Sep 2020 21:50:44 +0100