Jazz Concerts and Shows

Mingus Big Band
Mon, Jul 22

Mingus big band
Every Monday night at the Jazz Standard, NYC
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The popular “Mingus Monday” residency, honoring the life and music of bassist and composer Charles Mingus (1922–1979), continues tonight with two incendiary sets by the Mingus Big Band. “Mingus packed his music so full of life, so full of the noise of the city, that 30 years in the future someone lis­tening to ‘Pithecanthropus Erectus’ or ‘Hog Calling Blues’ or any of those other wild steamrolling things wouldn’t be sure whether that wail and scream was a horn on the record or the red–and–white siren of a prowl car shrieking past the window. Just listening to the music would be a way of joining in with it, adding to it.” (From But Beautiful: A Book About Jazz by Geoff Dyer)