"In “Eclipse” Charles metaphorically uses the sun and moon to describe interracial love and the public resistance he and others experienced during this time period. "Some look through smoked glasses hiding their eyes. Others think it’s tragic sneering as dark meets light, but the sun doesn’t care and the moon has no fear for destiny’s making her choice." - Ellen Johnson on Charles Mingus, Jazz History Online.
Recorded on this day, 57 years ago... Charles Mingus - "Pre-Bird", re-released under the title "Mingus Revisited."