The ingenious pianist and composer collaborates with the idiosyncratic singer Georgia Anne Muldrow tonight at Symphony Center; meanwhile, the innovative guitarist who made his mark in Ornette Coleman’s Prime Time band has passed.
A multidisciplinary project inspired by Mingus’s The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady helped lure Chicago saxophonist Greg Ward back from New York—and it could make for his biggest album yet.
Canadian pianist Paul Bley, one of jazz’s greatest innovators and improvisers, passed away on Sunday.
Current musical obsessions of Lamajamal bassist Joey Spilberg and Bad Mashadi front man Ehsan Ghoreishi
Meshell Ndegeocello is a natural choice to guest at the Chicago Jazz Ensemble’s Mingus homage Friday night
Lester Young Today is the 100th anniversary of Lester Young‘s birth. I’m not going to take up your time telling you who he was or why you should care—chances are […]
Dusty Groove reissues two tasty morsels of Chicago music history.
A newly discovered 1964 concert by the Charles Mingus Sextet kicks serious ass.
The sheer impossibility of encompassing jazz bassist, composer, and bandleader Charles Mingus (1922-’79) in a single film limits Don McGlynn’s ambitious 1997 documentary, Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog, from […]
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