Capital Jazz Project- Mingus

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Sacramento Masonic Temple

1123 J Street

Sacramento, CA 95814

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Irascible, demanding, bullying and probably a genius, Charles Mingus was a unique icon of 20th-century jazz, perhaps not fully appreciated universally until after his death. Time magazine ranked him among the greatest composers in jazz. At the end of one concert, a reporter raved, ''5,000 jazz cats rose in a thunderous ovation that they had not accorded Ellington or Dizzy Gillespie, or even Thelonious Monk.'' Another paper compared his bowing with Pablo Casals' and his compositions to Debussy”.

Mingus once commented that he didn’t like ''pencil composers.'' He wanted his musicians to communicate the freshness of composing on the spot. He is said to have changed his composing techniques according to the players in his band, adapting to their strengths as readers or as improvisers, writing more complex parts for those who read easily, shouting out the lines vocally for those who did not. As a bassist, he knew few peers, blessed with a powerful tone and pulsating sense of rhythm, capable of elevating the instrument into the front line of a band. The New York Herald Tribune wrote that he had erased the memory of any other bass player in jazz, one who always kept his ears and fingers on the pulse, spirit, spontaneity, and ferocious expressive power of jazz.

The Sacramento Jazz Coop proudly presents Capital Jazz Project with Magic Madness, the Music of Charles Mingus. With Tim Metz, drums; Joe Mazzaferro, trumpet; Levi Saluda, sax; Jacam Manricks, sax; Brenden Lowe, piano, Henry Robinett, on guitar, and Matt Robinson, bass;

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