"His legacy is complex, and yet universal. His passion for the jazz past of Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton prefigured the revivalism of today, even though he might have sneered at it; his insistence on instrumental excellence is followed in the high standards of execution which have become a norm among young players. His berating of inattentive audiences looks forward to a state where jazz is respected as art-music, yet the noisy, turbulent feel of all his bands ask listeners to participate in a communal, unstuffy exhilaration." He is Charles Mingus, as described by Richard Cook in his prominent Jazz Encyclopedia.
Previously I did some posts, in Farsi and English, on Mingus. I was always waiting for an excuse to publish an interview here which I know nothing about. The only fact is that it existed for a couple of years in my small archive, along with some other interviews, and all of them inherited to me from my uncle. This interview must be from 1963, because they're discussing the "recent release" of Charles Mingus Plays Piano. Any information regarding this interview is very welcomed.
PS [13th March]:
Thanks to Sue Mingus, now we know that interviewer is Nesuhi Ertegun of Atlantic Records.