Mingus Orchestra – February 13, 2010

Mingus Orchestra -  St. Bartholomew’s Church  -  February 13, 2010

Better Get Hit in Your Soul, a freebie by the orchestra in church!   Who are we to argue?  A program of Mingus compositions with various musical configurations and arrangers.  Gunther Schuller led a few, so I throw in a sketch of him from a different setting; he told a tale that this was his second performance at this particular church, his first being when he was in high school (?), in the choir of a nearby church of a different denomination, but the two churches would get together at holiday time to get an ensemble large enough to perform some particular vocal works.  Only one sketch for the actual night: Scott Robinson, Wayne Escoffery, Boris Kozlov, who plays Mingus’s bass (not the parts, the actual instrument).

Mingus Orchestra

Gunther Schuller

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