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Music similar to Moanin Mambo by the Mingus Big Band
April 27, 2012
I'm looking for music recommendations similar to The Mingus Big Band playing
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Maybe explore these
albums? Quite a few on that site include sample MP3s. I immediately thought of
but it's not quite as fluid as the song you linked.
on April 27, 2012
I was thinking of posting exactly the same question, except with
version! I'll be watching the answers you get, because try as I might I haven't been able to find anything quite like this track. Mingus was one of a kind, and his version of Moanin' was too.
Of his other music,
Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
has some of the same style.
is much slower, but when it gets going it's great. There was also a
post on Eric Dolphy
a few days ago that you might find interesting.
The only other thing I can think of is Angelo Badalamenti's
Red Bats With Teeth
(from Blue Velvet), which is quite different but has some great crazy saxophone. Good luck!
A Thousand Baited Hooks
on April 28, 2012
Well if you want to stick with Mingus
Haitian Fight Song
share the "building chaos on a riff" thing and pretty similar feel. Boogie Stop Shuffle also builds on a riff, but isn't as chaotic sounding.
Dave Holland's Big band has some tunes that are pretty heavily influenced by Mingus, particularly on the album "What Goes Around," can't find any good recordings on Youtube for that though.
on April 28, 2012
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