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Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Don't Be Afraid: The Music of Charles Mingus

Track List

>Dizzy Moods
>Black Saint & The Sinner Lady (Parts 1 & 2)
>Meditation on Integration
>Tijuana Gift Shop
>Los Mariachis
>Don't Be Afraid, The Clown's Afraid Too

Album Reviews:

JazzTimes (p.110) - "The characteristic driving riffs, engaging melodies, atmospheric moods, crashing dissonances, satirical humor, abrupt temp changes and straightahead swing are faithfully rendered."

Album Notes

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra: Ted Nash (flute, soprano saxophone); Victor Goines (clarinet, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone); Joe Temperley (bass clarinet, baritone saxophone); Wessell "Warmdaddy" Anderson (alto saxophone); Walter Blanding (tenor saxophone); Lew Soloff, Marcus Printup, Ryan Kisor, Wynton Marsalis (trumpet); Andre Hayward (trombone, tuba); Ron Westray, Vincent Gardner (trombone); Eric Lewis (piano); Carlos Henríquez (bass instrument); Herlin Riley (drums).

Personnel: Delfeayo Marsalis, Patrick Smith .

This tight, professional set of some of Charles Mingus's lesser-known compositions contains creditable versions of the bassist and bandleader's adventurous tone poem, "The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady," the sophisticated big band swing of "Dizzy Moods," and the frenetic "Meditation on Integration." While the rough edginess of the Mingus band is perhaps impossible to duplicate, the Wynton Marsalis-headed New York City jazz institution's impeccable reproductions capture the essence of these compositions' bold, innovative spirit.


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