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Mingus Big Band

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

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

Our popular “Mingus Monday” residency continues this month, beginning tonight with two incendiary sets by the Mingus Big Band honoring the life and music of the iconic bassist, composer and bandleader Charles Mingus (1922–1979). “Mingus packed his music so full of life, so full of the noise of the city, that thirty years in the future someone listening to ‘Pithecanthropus Erectus’ or ‘Hog Calling Blues’ or any of those other wild steamrolling things wouldn’t be sure whether that wail and scream was a horn on the record or the red–and–white siren of a prowl car shrieking past the window. Just listening to the music would be a way of joining in with it, adding to it.” (FromBut Beautiful: A Book About Jazz by Geoff Dyer)

Earlier Event: October 29
Butler, Bernstein & The Hot 9
Later Event: November 4
Christian Sands Quartet