Mingus Big Band

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The Mingus Big Band is an ensemble, based in New York City, that specializes in the compositions of Charles Mingus. It is managed by his widow, Sue Mingus, along with the Mingus Orchestra and Mingus Dynasty. In addition to its weekly Monday night appearance at Jazz Standard in New York City, the Mingus Big Band also tours frequently giving performances and clinics in America, Europe and other parts of the world.

The band has received six Grammy nominations and won a Grammy in 2011 for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album for the album Mingus Big Band Live at Jazz Standard.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1993 Nostalgia in Times Square Mingus Big Band 2
1998 ¡Que Viva Mingus! Mingus Big Band 2
1999 Blues & Politics Mingus Big Band 1
2005 I Am Three Mingus Big Band 1
2010 Live At Jazz Standard Mingus Big Band 1
2013 Gunslinging Birds Mingus Big Band 2
2015 Mingus Sings Ku-umba Frank Lacy & Mingus Big Band 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2001 The Essential Mingus Big Band Mingus Big Band 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
1996 Live in Time Mingus Big Band 2
2006 Live in Tokyo at the Blue Note Mingus Big Band 1

Unspecified type

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
Live at the Theatre Boulogne - Billancourt Mingus Big Band 1
Tonight at Noon...Three or Four Shades of Love Mingus Big Band 1

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