Music: Crow Jim

Negro Bass Player Charlie Mingus is a talented, successful and angry man—so angry, in fact, that he planned to leave for an island in the Mediterranean and never return to the U.S. Mingus changed his mind, but the anger remains. It is shared in some degree by many Negro jazz musicians, and its major cause is anti-Negro prejudice in a field that Negroes regard as their own. Its result is the regrettable kind of reverse segregation known as Crow Jim—a feeling that the white man has no civil rights when it comes to jazz....

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