Charles Mingus B-Day: Better Git It In Your Soul / Devil Woman / Solo Dancer [reblog]

from Oannes blog…

On April 22…

the Baron was born!

🎧 click on the image to see original post and listen…

Σαν σήμερα, 22 Απριλιου 1922, γεννήθηκε στη Nogales της Arizona ο Charles Mingus, συνθέτης, μπασίστας, band leader και μια από τις σημαντικότερες φυσιογνωμίες στην ιστορία της jazz. Η μουσική του, για μεσαίου κυρίως μεγέθους σύνολα, κρατώντας την ορμητικότητα του hard bop – ρεύματος της εποχής – αντλεί από την παράδοση της Νέας Ορελάνης [στο πρότυπο εκείνης ο Mingus ενθάρρυνε τον ομαδικό αυτοσχεδιασμό], αλλά και από τα blues, τα gospel, την κλασική και το third stream. Πέρα από το μουσικό ταλέντο, ο Mingus έμεινε στην ιστορία για την υπερευαισθησία του στο φυλετικό ζήτημα και για το εκρηκτικά βίαιο ταμπεραμέντο του.
Ακούμε τρία κομμάτια από ισάριθμους δίσκους.
On this date, 22 April 1922 Charles Mingus, composer, bassist, bandleader and one of the most important figures in jazz history, was born in Nogales, Arizona. His music, mostly for midsize ensembles, keeping a hard bop drive, draws from the tradition of New Orleans [Mingus was a proponent of group improvisation], and also from blues, gospel, classical and third stream. Apart from his extraordinary talent, Mingus was noted for his hypersensitivity to the racial issue, and his explosively violent temperament.
We hear three pieces from three of his albums

00:00 Better Git It in Your Soul 7:29 Devil Woman 17:13 Solo Dancer

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More about these reblogs

Lately I have been rebloging music videos from Oannes new blog. For my friends who didn’t know, or wonder why…. Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and mine] musical selections. Although here I reblog mainly his musical selections, he writes exceptional articles on various topics [some may need translation], so do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!

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