Mingus Big Band Tonight Tuesday, January 22nd at the Iridium Jazz Club Sets at 8:30 & 10:30PM


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1650 BROADWAY (Corner of 51st)
NEW YORK, NY 10023
RESERVATIONS: 212-582-2121
Sets at 8:30 & 10:30PM

This Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Mingus Big Band celebrates the music of the composer and bassist, Charles Mingus, who died in 1979. Under the artistic direction of Sue Mingus, the 14-piece Mingus Big Band tours extensively in the United States and abroad, and has nine recordings to its credit, three of which have been nominated for Grammy Awards.

Jon Pareles of The New York Times says the group has “revived Charles Mingus's repertory and the brawling, muscular, hard-swinging, bluesy way he wanted it played."

“Mingus's music doesn't merely deserve to be heard; jazz needs it." The New York Times

“A spirited blend of the lush harmonies and boisterous blues sections, interwoven ensemble passages and sudden tempo shifts that made the late bassist Charles Mingus one of the most challenging and celebrated artists in jazz." Los Angeles Times

“Unlike some, this repertory band doesn't grow stale or ossified --- the reasons are threefold. One, the touring personnel is constantly shifting, bringing in fresh approaches. Two, the repertory of Mingus is so vast, varied and unpredictable that it might always be a renewable resource. Three, founder/guiding light Sue Mingus won't let the spirit wither." - Daily Variety

This story appears courtesy of Jim Eigo, Jazz Promo Services.
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