Charles Mingus http://redriverradio.org en Savannah Music Festival: Charles McPherson Live http://redriverradio.org/post/savannah-music-festival-charles-mcpherson-live <div><strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Airs Thursday, May 15 at 8 p.m.&nbsp;</span></strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The musical style know as bebop is a style of jazz characterized on fast tempo, instrumental virtuosity, and improvisation based on the combination of harmonic structure and melody. Developed in the early and mid-1940’s, bebop ultimately became synonymous with modern jazz. Fri, 16 May 2014 01:00:00 +0000 44134 at http://redriverradio.org Savannah Music Festival: Charles McPherson Live Newport Jazz Festival: Mingus Big Band In Concert http://redriverradio.org/post/newport-jazz-festival-mingus-big-band-concert-0 <div><strong>Airs Monday, January 6 at 8 p.m.</strong>&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Grammy Award-winning ensemble performes at the Newport Jazz Festival. Decades</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> after his death, the richly-detailed, soul-stirring oeuvre of Charles </span>Mingus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> still&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">packs a wallop. Thankfully, the beat goes on in the form of the </span>Mingus<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Big Band — one of&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">several repertory ensembles organized by widow Sue </span>Mingus<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Its latest, Grammy-winning&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">album captures the ensemble's regular residency at the Jazz Standard in New York; this&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">recording finds the band sparking the action on the Fort Stage of the 2011 Newport Jazz Festival.</span></div><p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 02:00:00 +0000 38330 at http://redriverradio.org Newport Jazz Festival: Mingus Big Band In Concert