Charles Mingus is a musician, a mongrel musician who plays beautiful, who plays ugly, who plays lovely, who plays masculine, who plays feminine, who plays all sounds, loud, soft, unheard sounds, sounds, sounds, sounds….
Beneath the Underdog is the memoir of the Angry Man of jazz, Charles Mingus – the genius whose adventures began at the feet of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker, and led him on a tour of every bottle, bar and bed in the world.
An unparalleled self-portrait of an artist, Beneath the Underdog is a tour as dizzying, otherworldly, raging and sexy as the man and his music.
Narrator: Mark Ebulue
Duration: 10 hours 51 minutes
Released: 19 Feb 2005
Publisher: Canongate Books