Make Music New York inaugurates a new series called Make Music Monthly, featuring conversations with musical luminaries recorded live at the Cornelia Street Cafe in Greenwich Village. This series is co-presented with the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music.
On January 15, 2014, jazz historian and composer Gunther Schuller speaks about Charles Mingus’s monumental “Epitaph,” 25 years after he conducted the work’s world premiere.
Hosted by Make Music New York founder Aaron Friedman, the discussion will be recorded and published as a podcast available on the Make Music New York and New School websites.
In an episode airing Wednesday, January 15th, 2014, Mingus’s composition Love Chant will be featured in an episode of Dick Wolf’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, starring Mariska Hargitay as Detective Olivia Benson.
Hear Mingus’s composition “Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting” in Martin Scorsese’s latest film “The Wolf of Wall Street” starring Leonardo DiCaprio. This movie follows the true story of Jordan Belfort from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government.
Other recent placement of Mingus’s music include:
- AD: Nate Berkus for Target — Better Git Hit In Your Soul
- FILM: People Like Us (Dreamworks) — Boogie Stop Shuffle
- FILM: Regeneration (Green Light) — Haitian Fight Song
- TV: Cold Case (Warner Brothers) — Haitian Fight Song
- TV: The Good Wife (ABC) — Hora Decubitus sample