Charles Mingus Blues & Roots Short sleeve t shirt
This is a classic tee that has a light feel. Made of 100% ringspun cotton (except for heather colors, which contain 10% polyester).
• 100% ringspun lightweight cotton
• Tubular construction
• Shoulder-to-shoulder tape
• Seamless collar
• Double-needle sleeve and bottom hem
Mingus espoused 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, he looked not only at the skills of the available musicians, but also their personalities. Many musicians passed through his bands and later went on to impressive careers. He recruited talented and sometimes little-known artists, whom he utilized to assemble unconventional instrumental configurations. As a performer, Mingus was a pioneer in double bass technique, widely recognized as one of the instrument's most proficient players.