Monday, May 14, 2012 9:30 PM EDT
(8:45 PM Doors)
Jazz Standard, New York, NY
The legacy of jazz giant Charles Mingus (1922–1979) lives on in our continuing “Mingus Monday” series – tonight featuring the Mingus Orchestra. “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)
All seating is on a first come, first seated basis. Ticket purchase guarantees you admission to the show. Serving award winning Blue Smoke Barbecue.