Today musicians listen to see who makes the most money on a style, and then they set to copying him. And they don't copy the ones that are beautiful, creative and good.
1977 Interview in Enstice and Rubin Jazz Spoken Here (1992).
Ladies and gentlemen, please don't associate me with any of this. This is not jazz. These are sick people.Charles Mingus
In my music, I'm trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it's difficult is because I'm changing all the time.Charles Mingus