Hearing the Mingus Orchestra Live

While the May 20 event at the Jazz Standard brought out relatively few media folk, Dan Morgenstern (bless him) did come with a few others. Lots of family and friends in attendance, plus a full house for the Mingus Orchestra. They never played better. You don’t often get the chance to hear bassoons and oboes, a bass clarinet and French horn playing Mingus music of the highest caliber.

See Reviews for other news on the book. We did a very thorough and interesting interview with John Schaefer on WNYC’s Soundcheck show. Next week, some on-air talk with Rusty Hassan, an old friend who has been hosting jazz shows on DC’s WPFW for years. Thursday, June 13, from 9 to 12 p.m.

Mingus Orchestra

Mingus Orchestra

Alex Foster, co-leader of the Mingus Orchestra, talking with me and Susanna Ungaro, Sue Mingus's daughter.

Alex Foster, co-leader of the Mingus Orchestra, talking with me and Susanna Ungaro, Sue Mingus’s daughter.

 

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