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The Essential Mingus Big Band


Download links and information about The Essential Mingus Big Band by Mingus Big Band. This album was released in 2001 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 10 tracks with total duration of 01:11:14 minutes.

Artist: Mingus Big Band
Release date: 2001
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 10
Duration: 01:11:14
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No. Title Length
1. Haitian Fight Song 8:19
2. Gunslinging Bird 7:14
3. Eat That Chicken 3:23
4. Self Portrait In Three Colors 3:12
5. Moanin' 8:58
6. Boogie Stop Shuffle 13:14
7. Nostalgia In Time Square 6:40
8. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat 9:42
9. Fables of Faubus 9:37
10. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting 0:55



A fine "best of" collection drawn from the Mingus Big Band's five-disc output since 1993. The disc captures the flow and live energy of the band's regular Thursday-night gig at Fez Under Time Café in New York. The highlights are many: Ronnie Cuber's baritone sax work on "Moanin'" and his touching narration on "Nostalgia in Times Square"; Kenny Drew, Jr.'s Eastern-tinged piano intro and monster solo on "Boogie Stop Shuffle"; Seamus Blake's tenor showcase on "Goodbye Pork Pie Hat"; the list goes on. Much has been written about the ability of this enterprise, under the direction of Sue Mingus, the legendary composer's widow, to transcend the "ghost band" category and capture the true spirit of Charles Mingus. The reports are true, and The Essential Mingus Big Band is an elegant and concise summation of the band's achievements thus far. ~ David R. Adler, Rovi