I know this the BG forum and he played upright, but who cares!? He was the man and today would be his 88th birthday. Show some love and respect. For a little treat, a Jazz radio station in my area was playing non-stop Mingus music all day today. Not sure if it's still going on, but if you're in the NYC/Long Island area, check out 88.9 FM Happy Birthday Mr. Mingus!