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Interschool Orchestras Of New York And Mingus Dynasty Present: Mingus at Liu Kumble Theatre on November 17

Interschool Orchestras Of New York And Mingus Dynasty Present: Mingus at Liu Kumble Theatre on November 17

InterSchool Orchestras of New York and Mingus Dynasty are collaborating to present MINGUS. This concert features never-before-heard full orchestra arrangements of popular Mingus tunes arranged by Earl McIntyre. It will also feature Renée Manning and solo performances by Mingus Dynasty. DATE: Sunday, November 17, 2019
TIME: 6 pm
LOCATION:
Long Island ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

Matt Parker Trio: Present Time

Read "Present Time" reviewed by Karl Ackermann

Following the well-deserved critical praise for his sextet debut, Worlds Put Together (BYNK Records, 2013), saxophonist/composer Matt Parker returns with a core trio and guests on Present Time. Former classmates from NYC's New School, bassist Alan Hampton and drummer Reggie Quinerly, join Parker on seven original compositions. One standard dating back to 1930 (and Louis Armstrong's ...

NEWS: BOOK / MAGAZINE

Stve Slagle "Scenes, Songs & Solos"

Scenes, Songs & Solos: A Composition and Improvisation Workbook for the Creative Musician by Steve Slagle "Steve Slagle speaks of things that need to be heard."—Joe Lovano "Full of fresh, original, and inspirational ideas about music and life."— Randy Brecker "I loved this book! And I'm not even a professional musician."—Sue Mingus Master jazz saxophonist, educator (Manhattan School of Music), ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Mingus Big Band: Live in Tokyo

Read "Live in Tokyo" reviewed by Robert R. Calder

"Wham, Bam," indeed! Compared to the best performances by the late Charles Mingus, this effort has the air of more orthodox big bands like the ones led by Clarke/Boland and Jones/Lewis, which is also to say the best. McCoy Tyner's band on a good night has included some of the same performers featured on this live ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Mingus Big Band: Tonight at Noon . . .

Read "Tonight at Noon . . ." reviewed by Jack Bowers

Tonight at Noon . . . (Dreyfus Jazz)

Don't be misled by album's the title: love, as seen through the eyes of Charles Mingus, wasn't always sugar and spice and everything nice. In fact, it could be downright nasty. Several of the many faces of love are represented on Tonight at Noon in a series of ...

ARTICLE: ALBUM REVIEWS

The Mingus Big Band: Que Viva Mingus!

Read "Que Viva Mingus!" reviewed by Jim Santella

Charles Mingus wrote over 300 compositions in his lifetime, all of which provoke interest among fans of good music. The ten Mingus compositions presented here were arranged specifically for the New York-based Mingus Big Band by Michael Mossman, Chico O'Farrill, Hilton Ruiz, Sy Johnson, Earl McIntyre, Steve Slagle and Ronnie Cuber. The Latin sounds of this ...