interview with Mingus' widow

Discussion in 'Bassists [DB]' started by Joe Taylor, Apr 29, 2002.

  1. Joe Taylor

    Joe Taylor

    Dec 20, 2001
    Tracy CA
    any one catch the interview with Charles Mingus Widow today on NPR? I heard the last little part and it sounded interesting.

  2. Christopher


    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
    Which one? :)

    Sue Mingus had a neat piece in the NY Times Sunday Mag about a month ago.
  3. Andrew_S.


    Jul 24, 2001
    Flagstaff, AZ
    I heard it. It was depressing. I had no idea he passed away due to Lou Gerrigs (sp?) disease. Sad. :(
  4. Velkov


    Jan 17, 2001
    Lansdowne, Ontario
    I saw an interview with her when I went to New Orleans for the jazz festival a couple of weeks ago. It was very interesting. She talked all about how she's been working so hard to keep his music alive and how she had to fight bootleggers and stuff like that. I saw the Charles Mingus Orchestra, which was realy interesting. They had this Russian guy on bass. He was really good. He wasn't the leader though. There was a guy that played flute, alto, and soprano sax and he was in charge of what's going on and giving signals and stuff. You could feel the Mingus spirit when they were playing it was awsome.