MINGUS AMONGST US
Charles Mingus brought a fire and energy to the jazz world that had never been seen before!
His compositions and the personnel in his bands were all thoroughly steeped in the swinging
blues/jazz traditions, yet fiercely modern and avant guard for their time.
Sydney baritone saxophonist Steve Fitzmaurice has brought these compositions to life again
with his arrangements of the Mingus repertoire for the 9 piece powerhouse ensemble 'Mingus
Featuring the best jazz musicians from all over the country, 'Mingus Amongst Us' perfectly
captures the raucous, fiery energy that Mingus and his compositions were famous for.
"It's raucous, just as Mingus would have liked it!"
Jessica Nicholas ABC Jazz