Mingus Big Band – Dizzy Moods

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“Dizzy Moods” by Charles Mingus, performed by Mingus Big Band on April 18, 2022 at The Django in NYC. In honor of Mingus’ Centennial and rerelease of Mingus Three.

“Listen to this seminal work adapted 65 years later for Sue Mingus’ fourteen-piece ensemble; take home the record to experience how Mingus first developed this composition in a 1957 trio setting.”

Arranged by Hilton Ruiz

Mingus Big Band
Dr. Alexander Pope Norris – trumpet
Alex Sipiagin – trumpet
Philip Harper – trumpet

Brandon Wright – alto saxophone
Alex Terrier – alto saxophone
Craig Handy – tenor saxophone
Abraham Burton – tenor saxophone
Jason Marshall – baritone saxophone

Conrad Herwig – trombone
Ku-umba Frank Lacy – trombone
Earl McIntyre – bass trombone, tuba

Helen Sung – piano
Boris Kozlov – bass
Adam Cruz – drums

Video features Charles Mingus’s 1927 Roth “Lion’s Head” Bass – this bass was used on the original Mingus Three recording and on almost all of Mingus’s major recordings throughout his career.

Director – Kara Hailele-Griffin Coleman
Project Manager – Zachary Kirsimae
Videographer/Camera Operator – Sarah Clare Simone
Camera Operator – Patrick Koehle
Editor – William Fastenow
Mix/Master – Rocky Russo

Host – Kenneth Fowser

Special thanks to Sue Mingus, Florence Halfon, Roberto Ungaro, Eric Mingus, Sarah Williams, Theodore Davis, Shannon Manning, and The Django.

“Dizzy Moods” by Charles Mingus, Published by Jazz Workshop, Inc.