BBC Proms: Charles Mingus
Beneath The Underdog: Mingus Revisited
Jules Buckley, dirigent
Kandace Springs, zang/piano
Christian Scott, trompet
Shabaka Hutchings, saxofoon
Bart van Lier, trombone
Leo Pellegrino, baritonsaxofoon
Metropole Orkest has once again been invited to perform at the BBC Proms in the Royal Albert Hall in London! The American Jazzlegend Charles Mingus will be honoured during the concert with the titels ‘Beneath The Underdog: Mingus Revisited’. The concert will take place on Thursday August 24 and will be broadcasted one day later, on Friday Augustus 25, on BBC Four.
A giant of jazz, Charles Mingus combined the classic style of Duke Ellington and Jelly Roll Morton with the radical spirit of black music of the 1950s, 1960s and 1970s, and has influenced artists from Joni Mitchell and Elvis Costello to Debbie Harry. To celebrate the life and music of this legendary composer, bandleader and bass-player, this Prom features Mingus favourites including ‘Better Git It in Your Soul’, ‘Moanin’’ and ‘Goodbye Pork Pie Hat’.
The Metropole Orkest will be conducted by chief conductor Jules Buckley. Solo artists like Kandace Springs (vocals), Christian Scott (trumpet), Shabaka Hutchings (saxophone) and more surprise guests will appear on stage this evening.