Re: [fearnwhiskey] Re: Clip: Gunther Schuller goes the distance for Mingus
- He seemed quite active last night in Cleveland -- was a little slow going up
and down the podium (he is in his early 80s) but ably conducted and
introduced a wonderful two-hour (plus 20-minute intermission) performance of
Epitaph. We had always loved the recording of the 1989 performance (Jen has
said it is her favorite piece of music), but hearing it in person brought
new details to the amazingly rich and dense (but never muddled)
compositions. It was spectacular. Schuller was in good spirits and was
tickled when we gushed and thanked him for bringing the show to Cleveland at
the end of the night.
The four-city tour concludes with shows in Los Angeles and Chicago next
week, and details are available at <http://mingusmingusmingus.com/>. I urge
anyone nearby with passing interest in Mingus, jazz or 20th-century
classical music to come out and see one of these rare performances.
On 4/28/07, Steve Berry <scberry@...> wrote:
> Wow -- thanks for this -- I didn't even realize Schuller was still
> around and active -- so many from that era of jazz are gone now.
> -- Steve
> firstname.lastname@example.org <fearnwhiskey%40yahoogroups.com> wrote:
> FearnwhiskeyPosted by: "Carl Z."
> Fri Apr 27, 2007 6:44 am (PST)
> <http://post- gazette.com/ pg/07117/ 781339-388. stm>
> Gunther Schuller goes the distance for Mingus
> Friday, April 27, 2007
> By Nate Guidry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
> CLEVELAND -- Charles Mingus agonized over many things, not the least
> of which were incompetent musicians and the inability to assemble a
> big band to perform his creative music.
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