Approaching the 88th birthday of Charles Mingus, Jazz Standard (116 East 27th Street, NYC)presents a special gift to Mingus fans with the album release of Mingus Big Band: Live at Jazz Standard (Release Date: 4.19.10). Recorded live on New Years Eve 2008 as part of a nationwide NPR-WBGO Toast of the Nation broadcast, the CD celebrates some of Charles Mingus best-known tunes from exactly 50 years ago. Get an exclusive album sneak peek here.
CD Release Concert @ 7:30PM & 9:30PM featuring works from Mingus Big Band: Live at Jazz Standard including the rarely performed New Now Know How and the seminal favorite Goodbye Pork Pie Hat. Line-up includes Wayne Escoffery & Abraham Burton (tenor saxophone), Scott Robinson & Doug Yates (alto saxophone, flute), Lauren Sevian (baritone saxophone), Conrad Herwig, Ku-umba Frank Lacy & Earl McIntyre (trombones), Avishai Cohen, Kenny Rampton & Earl Gardner (trumpets), Orrin Evans (piano), Boris Kozlov (bass), and Donald Edwards (drums).
To Purchase tickets: Visit jazzstandard.com or call 212.576.2232.