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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.

“There once was a word used: swing. Swing went in one direction, it was linear, and everything had to be played with an obvious pulse and that’s very restrictive. But I use the term ‘rotary perception.’ Imagine a circle surrounding each beat—each guy can play his notes anywhere in that circle and it gives him a feel­ing he has more space. The pulse is inside you. When you’re playing with musicians who think this way, you can do anything.” — Charles Mingus, Beneath The Underdog (Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1971)

Earlier Event: November 19
Dave Douglas Quintet
Later Event: November 24
Maria Schneider Orchestra