News featuring Charles Mingus

The following news stories mention Charles Mingus. Stories are compiled from a hand-picked selection of popular music news sites based in Great Britain, Europe and the United States. Updated within the last hour.

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Saturday 25th October

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Wednesday 9th July

  • Numero Group Reveal Third Unwound Box Set

    The Numero Group will continue its loving reissue campaign behind Pacific Northwest punk crew Unwound this fall, having just delivered the details behind a third box set, No Energy. This latest compendium actually hasn't received a proper due date yet, but Numero has outlined that it will be a 32-song set highlighting the band's 1995 LP The Future of What and 1996's Repetition. According to a press release, this particular time period had the band moving away from their post-hardcore tendencies to include elements of "kraut, D&B, and [Charles] Mingus." As with...Read More

    Read the complete article at exclaim.ca

’14 May 13 Tue

Tuesday 13th May

  • BADBADNOTGOOD: III

    There’s a lot going on with III, which makes it ultimately worthy of your time.

    Recently, a friend of mine who moved to Germany gave me a whole bunch of jazz and classical vinyl LPs and CDs. Rather than ship them to Germany, or put them into storage, she wanted them to be played and enjoyed, so she gave them to me. I got my hands on a ton of classic jazz from Dave Brubeck, Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, Duke Ellington and more. I’ve tended to enjoy these records after…

    Read the complete article at www.popmatters.com

’14 Apr 11 Fri

Friday 11th April

  • Counterbalance: Charles Mingus' 'Oh Yeah'

    Oh Lord, don't let them drop that atomic bomb on me. At least not until we've had a chance to talk about a 1962 masterpiece by composer Charles Mingus. Counterbalance delivers the jazz this week.

    Klinger: Back when we first announced our shift away from the numerical constraints of the Great List, we both bemoaned the list's overall rock-centric nature, which left little room for other genres, including country, folk, hip-hop, and (most notably for me) jazz. Well, buddy, here's our chance. The album I've chosen to get a little more jazz into these proceedings — Charles Mingus' 1960 Atlantic release Oh Yeah — isn't considered especially canonical (it clocks…

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Saturday 15th March

’14 Jan 31 Fri

Friday 31st January

  • Charles Mingus: The Jazz Experiments of Charlie Mingus

    This set, issued originally in 1955, may not be one of Mingus's classics. It just misses that rarified air, but it's an important foundation for other, better regarded records from later in his career.

    Charles Mingus is, of course, one of the wilder personas jazz history has produced. The larger than life bass player refused easy definition -- he thought himself, for instance, more a frustrated pianist than a bass player -- and refused to fall into trends. His melding of various styles of jazz, and various styles of music and tradition within his compositions, makes him an endless fascinating study. But it's the sheer force of his playing,…

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’14 Jan 5 Sun

Sunday 5th January

  • Saul Zaentz obituary

    Oscar-winning film producer behind One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Amadeus and The English Patient

    The career of the film producer Saul Zaentz, who has died aged 92, was marked not only by his independence (his productions were often largely self-funded) but also by his dedication to each individual film. Unlike most producers, who have numerous projects on the go, Zaentz worked on just one at a time. This resulted in a relatively short CV but one with a high share of Oscars, including three best picture winners: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Amadeus (1984) and The English Patient (1996).

    Read the complete article at feeds.theguardian.com

’13 Dec 30 Mon

Monday 30th December

  • Yusef Lateef obituary

    American jazz musician who experimented with Middle Eastern and Asian instruments

    Long before cross-cultural fusions involving jazz musicians became the norm, Yusef Lateef, who has died aged 93, made a point of using Middle Eastern and Asian instruments on his albums. Apart from brief stints as a sideman, he continued to bring different types of music together in groups appearing under his own name. Acclaimed for his skill on various reeds, from saxophone to oboe and well beyond, he increasingly developed as a composer both in and out of jazz.

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Wednesday 4th December

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Thursday 7th November

  • William Parker: Wood Flute Songs: Anthology Live 2006-12 – review

    (AUM Fidelity)

    William Parker, the former Cecil Taylor sideman, exhibits a fearlessness, double-bass virtuosity and tough lyricism that perhaps makes him the closest bassist/composer equivalent to the late Charles Mingus. With this eight-disc limited edition (also a six-part download), AUM Fidelity documents Parker's midlife work with his core quartet and various guests including the late violinist Billy Bang, saxist James Spaulding and pianist Cooper-Moore, featuring live shows from Yoshi's in California, a big-ensemble concert in Geneva, a suite of new 2012 pieces at Parker's own Vision Festival, and more.The quartet tracks are full of improvised trumpet/sax polyphony, featuring dark, quivering slow passages and a pianistic speed and inventiveness from the leader's bass. The Vision Festival septet with Bang, Spaulding and cornetist Bobby Bradford whoops and swings like an early Ornette Coleman band and visits north African reeds sonorities; the Geneva set has imaginative use of multiple reeds and a singer/narrator, often…

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