Art and Soul of Jazz, a tribute to Charles Mingus, Jr.: The Dynasty Unveiled At Last, Fourth Edition

So what pops out for Mingus jazz fans in this the fourth edition of Art and Soul of Jazz, A Tribute to Charles Mingus, Jr.? The clue is in the word unveiled…

Want scandal? How about a seat inside the Mingus household, circa 1930? Better still, how about a bird’s eye view of the Mingus family patriarch, my grandfather, Charles Mingus, Sr.? This edition features a surprise ending to Grandpa Mingus’s futile quest for his lost first family. And a new biographical portrait of Mingus himself? You won’t believe your mind, as it struggles to absorb startling never before published facts about the iconic bassist.

Readers are treated to never before published Mingus family history, photographs and letters provided by Mingus’s oldest sister, my late mother, Vivian Alicia Mingus. Not only is the book rich with Mingus family history, but it includes original portraits and profiles of 94 additional jazz notables. The portraits were created by my sister, Carol Bowie, an award-winning Northern California artist.

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Fourth Edition Special Savings!

To celebrate this special fourth edition, we’re offering Art and Soul of Jazz, A tribute to Charles Mingus, Jr. for just $35.00, including shipping, handling, & tax. Amazon’s price is $55.00, plus shipping and tax. That’s a savings of more than $25.00!  Act now, as discounted supplies are limited.

Granny Does Europe: A Love Story is also available for purchase through in both Kindle and hard cover editions.

After months of waiting, wailing, and biting of finger and toenails (no small feat/feet in view of the insidious onset of arthritis and other senior challenges), my memoir, Granny Does Europe: A Love Story is now available here and through The book follows two cyber-hooked seniors through some of the most famous trysting places in Europe. Join us now for an exciting glimpse of travel, love and romance. You won’t be disappointed. Granny is also available on Kindle for those on the go!

Book Description

Publication Date: June 19, 2013

A stolen kiss in a Paris doorway;a spat on a train bound for Rome; surviving the Sistine Chapel. Two seniors from diverse cultural backgrounds defy the odds & discover that love has no boundaries … 

Stifled for years by a fear of flying, the author pulls the reader along on her first European tour with a match made in cyberspace. At journey’s end travelers will agree that there is no end to beauty here, no end to faith, no cap to joy. As long as we live, breathe and have our being, we are becoming. In touch with our spirits we learn, we grow, we soar. In touch with our hearts, we love.

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