Celebrating Mingus 100’ – London Jazz News

Magnus Lindgren & Georg Breinschmid – Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XIII: Celebrating Mingus 100 (ACT 9955-2. Album review by Julian Maynard-Smith) Which album is Mingus’s masterpiece? Many argue for The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, which is indeed essential listening, an album that demands its place in any core jazz collection. But if you’re … Read more

Ten Tracks by Charles Mingus (and Danny Richmond) I Can’t Do Without . . . by Chris Biscoe – London Jazz News

For the Centenary of Charles Mingus’ birth, LJN asked saxophonist Chris Biscoe, who has run the Mingus Moves Sextet since 1995 (see details of three forthcoming gig dates below), to reflect on the great bassist/composer/bandleader: Chris Biscoe writes: My choice of 10 tracks will seem narrow to any Mingus student, collector, expert, discographer or biographer. … Read more

Charles Mingus – ‘Mingus Three’ (rec. 1957, expanded reissue) – London Jazz News

Charles Mingus – Mingus Three (expanded reissue) (Rhino 603497841035 – album review by Mark McKergow) Friday 22 April 2022 marks the centenary of the birth of Charles Mingus, Double bassist, composer, pianist, band leader, activist and one of the most important figures in jazz. He and his music are not only key in developing the … Read more

Charles Mingus – The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s (Resonance Records, 2022) ~ The Free Jazz Collective

By Lee Rice Epstein Arguably more than any other label, Resonance Records—and particularly producer and co-president Zev Feldman—understands that, despite the middling quality of recordings circulating on the bootleg market, nothing beats a properly mastered archival release. And for a recording like this one of Charles Mingus playing live at London’s Ronnie Scott’s, from August … Read more

Mingus – ‘The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s’ (rec.1972) – London Jazz News

Mingus – The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s(Resonance. 3-LP or 3-CD set . Review by Dan Bergsagel) In August 1972, the Charles Mingus Sextet had a two-week residency at Ronnie Scott’s. Now, almost 50 years after the residency and 100 years after Mingus was born, Resonance Records are releasing The Lost Album from Ronnie Scott’s … Read more