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Re: Mingus's Basses

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Posted by reed on April 17, 2001 at 02:11:04:

In Reply to: Mingus's Basses posted by Andy MArvelous on April 16, 2001 at 23:36:24:

: Does anyone know what type of Basses (i.e. German, French etc.) Mingus used during the latter part of his career?

Sadly, the last few years of his life Mingus was unable to play Bass due to the crippling Lou Gehrigs' disease. But he had several basses, one of which is still played by Boris Koslov of the Mingus Big Band. From the pictures I've seen, it looks like a Villaume or a Mirecourt style DB.

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