Frank Lacy & Mingus Big Band-Orchestra-Dynasty
Mingus Sings
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Consider Me - 4:24
Dizzy Profile - 4:39
Weird Nightmare - 5:09
Portrait - 7:21
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat - 7:10
Sweet Sucker Dance - 7:24
Invisible Lady - 7:04
Duke Ellingtons Sound of Love - 4:55
Dry Cleaner from Des Moines - 3:30
Noonlight - 5:30
Chair in the Sky - 6:19
Eclipse - 5:29
Jelly Roll - 4:17


Frank Lacy - vocals
Jack Walrath - trumpet
Alex Norris - trumpet
Lew Soloff - trumpet
Craig Handy - saxophones
Wayne Escoffery - saxophones
Ronnie Cuber - saxophones
Alex Foster - saxophones
Abraham Burton - saxophones
Conrad Herwig - trombone
Colin Allured - trombone
Earl McIntyre - trombone
Helen Sung - piano
David Kikoski - piano
Mike Block - bass
Boris Kozlov - bass
Donald Edwards - drums

Charles Mingus was a composer whose music spoke volumes without words. It was a rare thing to hear lyrics along with his highly wrought and incredibly emotive compositions, though Mingus had the heart of a poet, as can be seen in his song titles alone. However, there were projects where Mingus added lyrics to his compositional voice, using either his poetry or that of others. On Ku-umba Frank Lacy and Mingus Big Band�s Mingus Sings, the tremendous repertory ensemble directed by Mingus�s widow, Sue Mingus, has recorded an album of pieces that put vocals front and center, led in part by the triumphant voice of Ku-umba Frank Lacy.


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