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Wednesday, September 8 2010

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.


Thursday, August 5 2010

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.


Wednesday, May 12 2010

Talking About Jazz & Appreciating Eric Dolphy

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


Wednesday, July 8 2009

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.


Tuesday, December 18 2007

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.


Thursday, July 19 2007

Charles Mingus Sextet: Cornell 1964

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


Tuesday, July 10 2007

Charles Mingus: Tijuana Moods

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


Wednesday, November 1 2006

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.


Monday, September 30 2002

Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um


Saturday, December 31 1994

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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