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Mingus Big Band / Live In Tokyo
Album:Live In Tokyo Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mingus Big Band Added:Nov 2006
Label:Sue Mingus Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-02-18 Pull Date:2007-04-22 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Apr 22Apr 8Apr 1Mar 18Mar 4Feb 25

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 23, 2014:Jump, Jive, and Jazz
Bird Calls
4.Apr 06, 2007:Memory Select
Opus Four
2.May 12, 2010:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Prayer For Passive Resistance
5.Mar 27, 2007:Cincinnati Kid
Prayer For Passive Resistance
3.Apr 16, 2007:Ducks as a metaphor
Wham Ban
6.Mar 16, 2007:No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-02-11 
Mainstream stuff: A big band whose mission is to keep Charles Mingus' music and legacy alive. It's got that contempo club sound -- slick and smoothed over, but still packs some punch. Lacks the revolutionary edge of the originals, but there's still plenty of good playing on here. Tracks are mostly mid/fast; they're all quite good. Instrumental; FCC clean.

1- Fast
2- Fast, with a swingy punch
3- Fast, rather sweet
4- Goofy bird calls (vocals and saxes), then a fast jam including some criss-crossing sax solos.
5- Creeping theme, mid/fast but heavy like morning fog. Gets more swingy after the intro. Bass solo opens.
6- Bluesy, slinky
7- Mid/fast and breezy, with flute
8- Gospel cooldown, with spirited preaching up front

Track Listing
1.Wham Ban 5.Meditations
2.Opus Four 6.Prayer For Passive Resistance
3.Celia 7.Free Cell Block F
4.Bird Calls 8.Ecclusiastics