Announcing the Charles Mingus Mosaic Collection:
The Jazz Workshop Concerts– 1964-65, Limited Edition 7-Disc Set
Said Mingus himself: “On stage, I could feel the presence of my musicians like they were touching me…. I just wish I could give you that picture, that moment at Monterrey along with the music.”
Patrick Jarenwattananon of NPR says “It’s a monumental example of how a jazz great dedicated his life to his art… We hear humor… We hear protest… A lot happened in and around Charles Mingus’ career around 1964-65… it’s no stretch to say you can hear it all in the music he made then.”
This collection can be found on the Mosaic website.
Now in stores: Charles Mingus– the Complete Columbia & RCA Collections!
Stretching from the late 1950s to the early 1970s, the inclusive 10-CD set includes such masterpieces as Tijuana Moods (1957) (now 2 CDs); Mingus Ah Um (1959), Mingus Dynasty (1959), Alternate Takes (1959), Let My Children Hear Music (1971) and the double disc, Charles Mingus And Friends In Concert (1972), as well as Epitaph (1989). The booklet features photos from recording sessions, and liner notes by Sue Mingus!
One of Mingus’ most difficult works, “Children’s Hour of Dream,” comes to life in the Blue Devils Drum & Bugle Corps!
Dreamworks will include Charles Mingus’s “Boogie Stop Shuffle” in its upcoming film “People Like Us” (formerly “Welcome to People”) starring Elizabeth Banks and Chris Pine. Directed by Alex Kurtzman, the film will premiere later this year.
Alvin Ailey Original Dance Performance at Nelson-Atkins Museum
Ailey and Mingus go way back to 1972 – it’s fantastic to see this relationship flourishing once again! Please post your reviews here.