Mingus Orchestra

Mon May 20 2013

7:30 PM (Doors 6:45 PM)

Jazz Standard

116 East 27th St. New York, NY 10016

All Ages

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The Mingus Orchestra brings its unusual blend of jazz and “non–jazz” instrumentation to bear on some of its namesake’s most challenging compositions. “It has been said that Mingus was a violent man. It would be truer to say that he was a passionate man, a man of great imagination and with desires to match...Mingus’ center was not a vortex of self–contemplation that sucked in, absorbed, or stifled otherness, but a volcanic center from which flowed a procreative lava, interacting with everything it touched. Not a black hole, but a bursting sun, with rays that could scorch.” — Dan Morgenstern, “Charles Mingus,” from Living With Jazz, ed. Sheldon Meyer (Pantheon, New York, 2004) 

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Mingus Orchestra

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    Our acclaimed “Mingus Mondays” residency continues each week in February, spotlighting the music of Charles Mingus (1922–1979). Had American symphony orchestras not discriminated against African–American musicians throughout much of the 20th century, this legendary bassist and composer might have led an entirely different career – for Mingus was as much a student of Beethoven and Debussy as of Fats Waller and Duke Ellington. His classical aspira­tions found their outlet in dozens of compositions written for a sort of jazz–band–plus that included non-jazz instruments like bassoon, oboe, and French horn. The Mingus Orchestra is devoted to this often overlooked aspect of its namesake’s protean legacy.

Jazz Standard

Mingus Orchestra

Mon May 20 2013 7:30 PM

(Doors 6:45 PM)

Jazz Standard New York NY
Mingus Orchestra
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All Ages

The Mingus Orchestra brings its unusual blend of jazz and “non–jazz” instrumentation to bear on some of its namesake’s most challenging compositions. “It has been said that Mingus was a violent man. It would be truer to say that he was a passionate man, a man of great imagination and with desires to match...Mingus’ center was not a vortex of self–contemplation that sucked in, absorbed, or stifled otherness, but a volcanic center from which flowed a procreative lava, interacting with everything it touched. Not a black hole, but a bursting sun, with rays that could scorch.” — Dan Morgenstern, “Charles Mingus,” from Living With Jazz, ed. Sheldon Meyer (Pantheon, New York, 2004) 

Mingus Orchestra

Mingus Orchestra

Jazz

Our acclaimed “Mingus Mondays” residency continues each week in February, spotlighting the music of Charles Mingus (1922–1979). Had American symphony orchestras not discriminated against African–American musicians throughout much of the 20th century, this legendary bassist and composer might have led an entirely different career – for Mingus was as much a student of Beethoven and Debussy as of Fats Waller and Duke Ellington. His classical aspira­tions found their outlet in dozens of compositions written for a sort of jazz–band–plus that included non-jazz instruments like bassoon, oboe, and French horn. The Mingus Orchestra is devoted to this often overlooked aspect of its namesake’s protean legacy.