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Mingus hits Minneapolis

Charles Mingus
Page added Dec 7, 2012 Updated Dec 14, 2012

On this episode of Jazztrack, hear music from bassist Charles Mingus and his mid-60s sessions in Minneapolis. More here...

Charles Mingus set up his own label for the second time to release his own music. Mosaic Records has released a 7 cd set of live recordings by Mingus intended for release in the mid 60's.

Dafnis Prieto has many different ensembles and one the more adventurous ones is his 'Proverb Trio' which has a new release out.

The Bennetts' Lane Big band features in part of a suite composed by trumpeter Eugene Ball inspired by Nordic history and myth.

Plus new releases from W.A's Daramad blending jazz and middle eastern influences, the Jazz Punks who blend two tunes into one and Brad Mehldau and his trio who always manages to blend most of his music with a touch of melancholy.

See the complete playlist here.

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Dec 9, 2012. 5:05pm - 7:00pm
Dec 12, 2012. 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Dec 12, 2012. 9:00pm - 11:00pm

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Artist Biography


Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 - January 5, 1979) was an American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. His compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop, drawing heavily from black gospel music and blues, while sometimes containing elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and classical music. He once cited Duke Ellington and church as his main influences. Mingus espoused...

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