Richard Brody

film critic for the New Yorker

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Jazz great Duke Ellington is said to have directly fired only one person in his career. That was bassist Charles Mingus in the early 1950s.

New Charles Mingus album unearths full 1974 Carnegie Hall performance

Jazz great Duke Ellington is said to have directly fired only one person in his career. That was bassist Charles Mingus in the early 1950s.

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