Jazz At Berlin Philharmonic

Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic XIII: Celebrating Mingus 100 - CD

  • Format: CD
  • Cat No.: ACT 9955-2
  • Barcode: 614427995520
  • German Release: 24/06/2022
  • Genre: Jazz
 
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The centenary of the birth of Charles Mingus, in April 2022, has served to reinforce his importance in twentieth-century music. His “achievements surpass in historic and stylistic breadth those of any other major figure in jazz.” (New Grove Dictionary). Mingus could be angry, even violent, but also loving and tender, and all of these aspects of his complex character are reflected in his music. As he once said, “I'm trying to play the truth of what I am. The reason it's difficult is because I am changing all the time.”Extremes of emotion are the very truth and core of Mingus’s music, and they are reflected in the six compositions by him heard here, on “Jazz at Berlin Philharmonic – Mingus 100”. The concert was one of the main events marking the centenary and took place on 13 April 2022 in the concert series curated by Siggi Loch. This a...

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Magnus Lindgren / baritone saxophone, bass clarinet, leader & arranger
Georg Breinschmid / double bass, leader & arranger
Tony Lakatos / tenor saxophone
Jakob Manz / alto saxophone
Matthias Schriefl / trumpet
Shannon Barnett / trombone
Gregory Hutchinson / drums
Danny Grissett / piano
Camille Bertault / vocals


Recording Information

All music composed by Charles Mingus

arranged by Magnus Lindgren (02, 03, 05 & 06) and Georg Breinschmid (01 & 04)
French lyrics for Goodbye Pork Pie Hat and Self-Portrait in Three Colors written by
Camille Bertault

Live at Philharmonie Berlin, Kammermusiksaal, 13.04.2022
Recorded, mixed and mastered by Klaus Scheuermann

Curated and produced by Siggi Loch

Cover art by Soshu, used with the kind permission of the artist