This exciting 9-piece ensemble captures the raw, infectious energy of the classic bands of legendary bassist and composer Charles Mingus. Led by Sydney saxophonist Steve Fitzmaurice, Mingus Amongst Us has a rotating personnel, with Sydney and Melbourne editions featuring many of the hottest players in town. The turnover of personnel helps ensure that the band doesn’t sound too comfortable. Instead, they maintain a bustling energy, and an air of unpredictability that always seems to draw the audience into the drama of Mingus’ music.
- Bird's Basement, Melbourne