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Mingus Big Band

Band, *1991 US
Jazz

The Mingus Big Band is an ensemble, based in New York City, that specializes in the compositions of Charles Mingus. It is managed by his widow, Sue Mingus, along with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. In addition to its weekly Monday night appearance at Jazz Standard in New York City, the Mingus Big Band also tours frequently giving performances and clinics in America, Europe and other parts of the world.The band has received six Grammy nominations and won a Grammy in 2011 for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for the album Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard.

        
Members
PortraitVincent Herring
as, ss *1964 US
PortraitLew Soloff
tr, fh 1944-2015 US
PortraitJohn Handy
as *1953 US
PortraitAlex Foster
as US
PortraitJaki Byard
p 1922-1999 US
PortraitJimmy Knepper
tb 1927-2003 US
PortraitJeff "Tain" Watts
dr *1960 US
PortraitRandy Brecker
tr, fh *1945 US
PortraitRonnie Cuber
bs *1941 US
PortraitReggie Johnson
b *1940 US
PortraitDavid Murray
ts, bcl *1955 US
PortraitClifford Jordan
ts 1931-1993 US
PortraitDavid Taylor
tb *1944 US
PortraitJack Walrath
tr *1946 US
PortraitCraig Handy
ts *1962 US
PortraitFrank Lacy
tb *1959 US
PortraitBobby Routch
alp US
PortraitConrad Herwig
tb *1959 US
PortraitEarl Gardner
tr *1950 US
PortraitAlex Sipiagin
tr, fh *1967 RU
PortraitBoris Kozlov
b, eb *1967 US
PortraitMike Zwerin
tr, b, tb 1930-2010 US
PortraitEarl McIntyre
tb, tu US
PortraitAdam Cruz
dr *1970 US
PortraitScott Wendholt
tr, fh *1965 US
PortraitDavid Kikoski
p *1961 US
PortraitAbraham Burton
ts, as *1971 US
PortraitKenny Rampton
tr US
PortraitNick Brignola
bs 1936-2002 US
PortraitLauren Sevian
bs
PortraitDonald Edwards
dr US
PortraitWayne Escoffery
ts *1975 GB
PortraitDouglas Yates
bcl, as
Popular Tracks   
Moanin' on Nostalgia in Times Square by Mingus Big Band
Haitian Fight Song on Blues & Politics by Mingus Big Band
Nostalgia in Times Square on Nostalgia in Times Square by Mingus Big Band
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat on Blues & Politics by Mingus Big Band
Fables of Faubus on Gunslinging Birds by Mingus Big Band
Eat that Chicken (Paella) on Que Viva Mingus! by Mingus Big Band
Jump Monk on Gunslinging Birds by Mingus Big Band
Gunslinging Bird on Gunslinging Birds by Mingus Big Band
Duke Ellington's Sound of Love on Nostalgia in Times Square by Mingus Big Band
Self-Portrait in 3 Colours on Nostalgia in Times Square by Mingus Big Band

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Band Membership
Discography


Title Artist Year Type
The Complete Remastered Recordings On Black Saint & Soul NoteMingus Dynasty, Mingus Big Band2015Compil.
Mingus SingsFrank Lacy & Mingus Big Band2015Album
Live At Jazz StandardMingus Big Band2010Album
Live In TokyoMingus Big Band2005Album
I Am ThreeMingus Big Band, Mingus Orchestra & Mingus Dynasty2005Album
Tonight At Noon... Three Of Four Shades Of LoveMingus Big Band2002Album
The Essential Mingus Big BandMingus Big Band2001Compil.
Blues & PoliticsMingus Big Band1999Album
¡Que Viva Mingus!Mingus Big Band1997Album
Live In TimeMingus Big Band1996Album
Gunslinging BirdsMingus Big Band1995Album
Live At The Theatre Boulogne-Billancourt, Paris Vol. 2Mingus Big Band1993Album
Mingus Big Band 93 - Nostalgia In Times SquareMingus Big Band1993Album
Live At The Theatre Boulogne-Billancourt Paris Vol. 1Mingus Big Band1989Album
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To all the music fans that are contributing on Discogs, MusicBrainz and Wikipedia. Thanks to Franz Flückiger for providing Storygram used to visualize band membership and together with Stefan Guggisberg for the visual data mining application ArtistAnalytics.
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