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 RatingReleases
1993 Nostalgia in Times Square 1
1998 ¡Que Viva Mingus! 1
1999 Blues & Politics 1
2005 I Am Three 1
2010 Live At Jazz Standard 1
Gunslinging Birds 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2001 The Essential Mingus Big Band 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1996 Live in Time 1
2006 Live in Tokyo at the Blue Note 1

Unspecified type

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

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