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.
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Charles Mingus Jr. (April 22, 1922 - January 5, 1979) was a highly influential American jazz double bassist, composer and bandleader. Mingus's compositions retained the hot and soulful feel of hard bop and drew heavily from black gospel music while sometimes drawing on elements of Third Stream, free jazz, and classical music. Yet Mingus avoided categorization, forging his own brand of music that...
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