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Que Viva Mingus
Charles Mingus
Que Viva Mingus
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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All Artists: Charles Mingus
Title: Que Viva Mingus
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Dreyfus
Original Release Date: 1/20/1998
Release Date: 1/20/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Swing Jazz, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 764911659329

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This album is an excellent example of Mingus music.
Paul Moylan ( | London, UK | 06/13/1998
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Yet again Mingus Big Band have given us a superb recording. Their choice of material has been mainly limited to Latin influenced music for this album. The titles range from the rare and early Moods In Mambo to the late masterpiece Cumbia and Jazz Fusion. As always Mingus' music comes across as being supremely expressive, witty, angry and romantic. One of the best things about the Migus Big Band recordings is how they perform Mingus tunes that have only been heard in small group formats before. The exellent Love Chant is a fine example of this. As always the band is staffed by some top jazz names like Randy Brecker, Ronnie Cuber and Steve Slagle. The bass chair is filled by alternately Andy McKee and John Benitez. Two real highlights for me are Slippers arranged by Chico O'Farrill and the hilarious Eat That Chicken (Paella). My top award has to go to Cumbia and Jazz Fusion which starts with Conch shells and builds and builds to a frenzy. Ku-umba Frank Lacy does the Mingus style vocals in great style."
Big band raw power
theslime | DUBLIN | 11/28/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Smart big band effort of classic and obscure mingus tunes. A must purchase with highligts:'mood in mambo' and 'cumbria jazz fusion'. Now go see the band live, they cook."
A Great swingin album!
theslime | 06/16/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This proves to be another great album of the mingus big band. Very enjoyable overall, I especially enjoyed "Cumbia Jazz and Fusion". Pick it up and give it a listen."