Articles tagged charles mingus

8 Sep 2010 // 8:00 AM

The Shape of Jazz That Came…

The awake, aware folks who make and receive these offerings celebrate an ever-evolving music that resists boundaries, the sort capable of communication that transcends language and explanation.

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Sue Mingus and the Mingus Big Band: Letting Our Children Hear Music

Sue Mingus is legendary not only because of her close association with Charles Mingus, but also for the passionate advocacy with which she guards her husband’s legacy.

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Talking About Jazz & Appreciating Eric Dolphy

Let there be no doubt that Eric Dolphy warrants mention amongst jazz music’s all-time immortals.

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Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um 50th Anniversary (Legacy Edition)

Mingus Ah Um sounds like the 20th Century: it is a self-portrait of a man who helped define the direction of post-bop jazz, commenting on the country that created him.

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18 Dec 2007 // 11:00 PM

The Best Re-Issues of 2007

From '60s soul to bluegrass and Krautrock to post-punk, PopMatters counts down the year's best re-issued albums.

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Charles Mingus Sextet: Cornell 1964

A truly great band at a definitive moment in the music's history -- and never heard before.

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Charles Mingus: Tijuana Moods

This newly remastered version of the Mingus classic still sounds crazy after all these years -- crazy good!

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Charles Mingus: Music Written for Monterey, 1965. Not Heard…Played in Its Entirety, at UCLA

All Mingus asked for was the impossible. More often than not, he achieved it.

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	Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um

This is the most difficult decisions any music critic could ever make . . . and one of the stupidest ways to waste time that any human could

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Charles Mingus; Art Blakey & Thelonious Monk; John Coltrane

Mingus returns to his bass on The Clown and delivers one of his finest sets of compositions.

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//Mixed media

Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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