Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra: “Fables of Faubus”—Celebrating Charles Mingus and His Music


Jarrard Harris, conductor

As one of the most remarkable jazz bassists, composers, and bandleaders of his time, Charles Mingus developed an easily identifiable voice and style. Influenced by the music of both Duke Ellington and the church, Mingus’s compositions retained the hot and soulful sounds of hard bop, black gospel music and the blues, and the collective improvisation of New Orleans while incorporating elements of the Third-Stream synthesis of jazz and classical music. Like Ellington, Mingus considered his orchestra his voice, and he used it in unconventional configurations. Join the Northwestern University Jazz Orchestra for a performance of some of the most interesting and diverse music in the orchestral jazz repertoire.

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