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Mingus in MontclairThe legendary jazz bassist, composer, and bandleader Charles Mingus (1922-1979) would have been 85 tomorrow, and a free musical celebration of that anniversary takes place 12-2 p.m., at Whole Foods Montclair, 701 Bloomfield Ave., Montclair. On hand will be the powerhouse Mingus Dynasty Quartet, with saxophonist Craig Handy, guitarist Paul Abler, bassist Andy McKee and drummer Donald Edwards to play a wealth of Mingus favorites. Call (973) 746 5110. Another free Whole Foods event is set for Friday, 7-9 p.m., with guitarists Sheryl Bailey and Jake Langley at Whole Foods Millburn-Union, 2245 Springfield Ave., Union. Call (908) 688-1455.