Sunday, March 16, 2008

Charles Mingus: “Flowers for a Lady” (1974)



Performing are Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums), Don Pullen (piano), George Adams (tenor sax), and Hamiet Bluiett (baritone sax) on July 28, 1974 at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Todi, Italy.

Charles Mingus (1922 – 1979) was a jazz bassist, composer and bandleader. He was also known for his activism against racial injustice.

Mingus is highly ranked among the composers and performers of jazz, and he recorded many highly regarded albums. Dozens of musicians passed through his bands and later went on to impressive careers. His tunes—though melodic and distinctive—are not often re-recorded, in part because of their unconventional nature. Mingus was also influential and creative as a band leader, recruiting talented and sometimes little-known artists whom he assembled into unconventional and revealing configurations.

1 comment:

gk said...

Who overdubbed the bass on this video?

It is so obviously not the bass that Mingus is playing in the video!