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Mingus Big Band

  • Jazz Standard 116 East 27th Street New York, NY, 10016 United States (map)

Shows at 7:30pm and 9:30pm.

Our ever–popular “Mingus Monday” residency continues tonight and every Monday in December with the music of legendary bassist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus (1922–1979). “Critical among his many innovations in jazz was the use of non–standard chorus structures, contrasting sections of quasi–‘classical’ composed material with passages of free–form and group improvisations, often of varying tempos and modes, in complex pieces knitted together by subtly evolving musical motifs. Such pieces as ‘The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady’ (1963) show enormous vitality and a great depth of immersion in all jazz styles, from New Orleans and gospel to bebop and free jazz.” – “Charles Mingus,” The Guinness Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Stockton Press; New York, 1995)