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Mingus in Detroit

Discussion in 'Jazz Technique [DB]' started by LouisF, Nov 10, 2018.

  1. lurk


    Dec 2, 2009
    I was at Strata for this gig. Definitely a "large gesture" band. The excitement was palpable, but on a recording it might seem a little over the top and off the mark. I feel the same way about the "Night of the Cookers." I bet if you were there it was a memorable experience, the recording, not so much. I think Mingus was incredibly generous in his later years. He really let the guys in his bands roll, and the results were thrilling. It's hard to capture that on a recording. I feel the same way about the Don Pullen Cameron Brown George Adams Danny Richmond band. The recordings don't really do them justice. You had to be there.
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  2. LouisF

    LouisF Supporting Member

    Apr 21, 2003
    Los Angeles, CA
    And how fortunate you were! Thanks
  3. lurk


    Dec 2, 2009
    Just old. Giants walked the earth, and I didn't have to spend 2 of my gig's pay to hear them.
  4. Selim

    Selim Supporting Member

    Jun 2, 2008
    New York City
    I was, too. That was a nice band.
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2018
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  5. Carl Hillman

    Carl Hillman

    Jan 1, 2010
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