Mingus Big Band


So Long Eric19970802

This 14-piece band was formed to play the compositions of the late Charles Mingus by his wife Sue. Brian Morton introduces the band's concert at the 1995 Glasgow Jazz Festival, when the line-up includes saxophonists Chris Potter and John Stubblefield, trumpeter Kenny Rampton, trombonist Robin Eubanks and pianist Kenny Drew Jr. The numbers include `So long Eric', `Invisible Lady', `Jump Monk', `Started Melody', `Nostalgia in Times Square', `Fables in Forbus' and `Baby take a chance with me'. During the interval, Sue Mingus talks to Brian Morton about the band and her husband's compositions.