Mingus, Charles -- Beneath the Underdog: His World as Composed by Mingus [Book]
New York: Knopf, 1971. First Edition. 366 pp. Hardcover: NEAR FINE. Dust Wrapper: NEAR FINE. Book has some staining on the text block, and slight bumping on the spine. The wrapper shows minor signs of shelf wear and light discoloration.
Bass player extraordinaire Charles Mingus was one of the important composers in the history of jazz. Beneath the Underdog is a highly unorthodox, stream-of-consciousness autobiography, told in the form of a novel. The story highlights Mingus' famous sexual exploits and excesses, and his life on the road with industry stalwarts Duke Ellington, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker and others. “A fascinating insight into Mingus’ mind - unforgettable”. The Times.