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Proms 2017 Prom 53: Beneath the Underdog: Charles Mingus Revisited

Prom 53: Beneath the Underdog: Charles Mingus Revisited
Prom 53: Beneath the Underdog: Charles Mingus Revisited
19:30 Thu 24 Aug 2017 Royal Albert Hall
Following their sell-out 2016 Quincy Jones Prom, Jules Buckley and his Metropole Orkest return to celebrate the legendary composer, bandleader and bass player Charles Mingus, featuring artists Shabaka Hutchings, Christian Scott and Kandace Springs.
Following their sell-out 2016 Quincy Jones Prom, Jules Buckley and his Metropole Orkest return to celebrate the legendary composer, bandleader and bass player Charles Mingus, featuring artists Shabaka Hutchings, Christian Scott and Kandace Springs.

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A giant of jazz, Charles Mingus (1922–79) 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.

Following sell-out Quincy Jones and Jamie Cullum Proms last year, Jules Buckley returns – with his Metropole Orkest – to celebrate the life and music of this legendary composer, bandleader and bass-player. The Prom features Mingus favourites including ‘Better Git It in Your Soul’, ‘Moanin’’ and ‘Goodbye Pork Pie Hat’, performed by a starry line-up of artists.

There will be one interval

Broadcast on BBC Four, 25 August

Image: Shabaka Hutchings © Leroy Jason