American jazz musician Charles Mingus (1922 - 1979) is regarded by many as one of the best double bass players of the genre. He became equally well known for his prowess as a composer, and he has received ever-growing recognition since his early death in 1979 at the age of 56. Mingus's volatile, at times violent, personality, led to numerous high-profile disagreements with fellow musicians and critics and a reputation as "jazz's angry man," but also fueled a music known for its passion and spiritual depth.
Charles Mingus - Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
From The Essential Mingus Big Band there is this awesome song.