New Member Special: The Luckman Jazz Orchestra Plays "Mainly Mingus"
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The last date listed for Mainly Mingus was Saturday April 20, 2002 / 8:00pm.
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Listen to Jazz by Composer Charles Mingus
Charles Mingus (1922-1979) is widely considered one of the three top jazz composers in the world—just behind Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.
A famous quote from Mingus hints at the passion that went into his music: “Good jazz is when the leader jumps on the piano, waves his arms, and yells. Fine jazz is when a tenorman lifts his foot in the air. Great jazz is when he heaves a piercing note for 32 bars and collapses on his hands and knees. A pure genius of jazz is manifested when he and the rest of the orchestra run around the room while the rhythm section grimaces and dances around their instruments.”