Archive for the ‘Charles Mingus’ Category

Fine tribute to Charles Mingus in Composer Of The Week

October 3, 2008
Music for Grown-Ups is a big fan of BBC Radio 3 and its flagship series like Composer Of The Week.

The series, dealing in depth with a single composer over five one-hour programmes, covers all the big classical names, as well as introducing names you’ve never heard of. It’s the highlight of many music-lovers’ weeks.

All praise to the team for risking the wrath of staid, hidebound listeners in the classical ghetto by running this week’s programmes on jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus.

Regular presenter Donald Macleod has been helped out by jazz buff Brian Priestley to produce a revelatory suite of programmes.

Here’s what’s being played this week:

Better Git It In Yo’ Soul
Half-Mast Inhibition
Mingus Fingers, Lionel Hampton and his orchestra
Inspiration – Parts 1 and 2, Charlie Mingus and his 22 piece Bebop Band
Eclipse, Charles Mingus Octet with Janet Thurlow (vocal)
Getting Together
Pithecanthropus Erectus
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Haitian Fight Song, The Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop
Ysabel’s Table Dance
Scenes In The City
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
Moanin’
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Jelly Roll, Mingus Ah Um
Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
Gunslinging Bird
Open Letter to Duke, Mingus Ah Um CBS 450436 2 Tr 5
Original Faubus Fables
Meditations (excerpt)
Passions Of A Man
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I Can’t Get Started
Epitaph Part 2
Black Saint and the Sinner Lady
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Don’t Let It Happen Here
Don’t Be Afraid, The Clown’s Afraid Too
Sue’s Changes
Epitaph: Ballad (In Other Words, I Am Three)

Online access: like many BBC radio programmes, Composer Of The Week is being broadcast online (streamed) and is archived for online listening for seven days after broadcast:

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

Gerry Smith

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Louis Jordan to Charles Mingus, Elvis to Dave Holland and Bobby Dylan to hip-hop

September 30, 2008
FREE! Music for grown-ups on the BBC in the next 10 days:

Tues 30 Sept
2230, Dazed & Confused: the Led Zeppelin Legacy – BBC Radio 2
2330 Howlin’ Wolf – BBC Radio 2 (rpt) (2/2)

Wed 1 Oct
1200 & 2200 Charles Mingus, Composer Of The Week – BBC Radio 3
(3/5, continues Thurs-Fri)

Thurs 2 Oct
2300 Bob Dylan, Theme Time Radio Hour (rpt) – BBC Radio 2

Fri 3 Oct
2100 Once Upon A Time In New York (hip hop, disco and punk) – BBC Four

Sun 5 Oct
2400 Bob Dylan, Theme Time Radio Hour (new) – BBC 6 Music

Mon 6 Oct
2315 Dave Holland Sextet, Jazz On 3 – BBC Radio 3
2330 Choo Choo Ch’Boogie: the Louis Jordan Story – BBC Radio 2

Thurs 9 Oct
2300 Bob Dylan, Theme Time Radio Hour (rpt) – BBC Radio 2

Online access: many BBC radio programmes are broadcast online, streamed. Please see the channels’ web sites for details. Archived BBC radio and TV programmes are accessible online for a short period via:

www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer

And on commercial TV:

Fri 10 Oct
2420 Elvis Presley, All You Need Is Love (part 13), More 4

Gerry Smith