Charles Mingus http://wrti.org en Bass Note: Mingus And The Jazz Workshop Concerts http://wrti.org/post/bass-note-mingus-and-jazz-workshop-concerts On a new box set from mail-order house Mosaic Records, <em><a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15373151/charles-mingus">Charles Mingus</a>, The Jazz Workshop Concerts 1964-65</em>, the jazz legend's bands usually number between five and eight players. The bassist often made those bands sound bigger. He'd been using midsize ensembles since the '50s, but his new ones were more flexible than ever, light on their feet but able to fill in backgrounds like a large group.<p>The concert tapes Mingus released or licensed in the mid-'60s suggest how little control he had over the recording process. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 17:47:00 +0000 Kevin Whitehead 4869 at http://wrti.org Bass Note: Mingus And The Jazz Workshop Concerts A Charles Mingus Anecdote That Has Nothing To Do With Breasts http://wrti.org/post/charles-mingus-anecdote-has-nothing-do-breasts We interrupt this blog to bring you an announcement from the one and only Charles Mingus, the great bassist and composer:<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/10/21/163255582/first-listen-charles-mingus-the-jazz-workshop-concerts-1964-65" target="_blank">You can hear the tune he introduces</a> as part of a First Listen feature this week. Wed, 24 Oct 2012 14:44:00 +0000 Patrick Jarenwattananon 4619 at http://wrti.org A Charles Mingus Anecdote That Has Nothing To Do With Breasts