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Prom 53: Beneath the Underdog: Charles Mingus Revisited

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, Jules Buckley and the Metropole Orkest pay homage to Charles Mingus, with Kandace Springs, Shabaka Hutchings, Christian Scott and Leo Pellegrino.

Live from the Royal Albert Hall, London
Presented by Georgia Mann

Shabaka Hutchings (saxophones)
Christian Scott (trumpet)
Kandace Springs (vocals)
Metropole Orkest
conductor Jules Buckley

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 Kandace Springs, Shabaka Hutchings, Christian Scott and Leo Pellegrino.

During the Interval: PROMS EXTRA
Georgia Mann talks to Catherine Tackley and Geoffrey Smith about Mingus.

2 hours, 45 minutes

Music and featured items

  • Part 1

    Duration: 01:07:20

  • Charles Mingus

    Boogie Stop Shuffle

    Music Arranger: John Clayton. Performer: Shabaka Hutchings. Performer: Christian Scott. Performer: Bart van Lier. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Charles Mingus

    Celia

    Music Arranger: Outi Tarkiainen. Performer: Christian Scott. Performer: Bart van Lier. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Charles Mingus

    O. P. (Oscar Pettiford)

    Music Arranger: Ilja Reijngoud. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Charles Mingus

    I x Love

    Music Arranger: Vladimir Nikolov. Performer: Christian Scott. Performer: Bart van Lier. Performer: Leo Pellegrino. Performer: Marc Schoken. Performer: Rik Mol. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Charles Mingus

    Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

    Music Arranger: Vladimir Nikolov. Performer: Peter Tiehuis. Performer: Bart van Lier. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Charles Mingus

    II B.S.

  • Charles Mingus

    Weird Nightmare

    Music Arranger: Stefan Behrisch. Singer: Kandace Springs. Performer: Leo Pellegrino. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Charles Mingus

    Gunslinging Bird

    Music Arranger: Gil Goldstein. Performer: Bart van Lier. Performer: Leo Pellegrino. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Interval

    Georgia Mann talks to Catherine Tackley and Geoffrey Smith about Charles Mingus.

    Duration: 18:54

  • Part 2

    Duration: 01:02:24

  • Charles Mingus

    Fables of Faubus

    Music Arranger: Tom Trapp. Performer: Leo Pellegrino. Performer: Shabaka Hutchings. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Charles Mingus

    Duke Ellington's Sound of Love

    Music Arranger: Laura Winkler. Singer: Kandace Springs. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Charles Mingus

    Hora Decubitus

    Music Arranger: Ilja Reijngoud. Performer: Shabaka Hutchings. Performer: Christian Scott. Performer: Bart van Lier. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Joni Mitchell

    God Must be a Boogie Man

    Music Arranger: Vince Mendoza. Singer: Kandace Springs. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Charles Mingus

    The Dry Cleaner from Des Moines

    Music Arranger: Tim Davies. Singer: Kandace Springs. Performer: Marc Scholten. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Leo Pellegrino

    Brasshouse

    Performer: Leo Pellegrino. Performer: Martijn Vink.
  • Charles Mingus

    Moanin'

    Music Arranger: Tom Trapp. Performer: Leo Pellegrino. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Charles Mingus

    Better Git It in Your Soul

    Music Arranger: Tom Trapp. Performer: Leo Pellegrino. Performer: Christian Scott. Performer: Shabaka Hutchings. Performer: Bart van Lier. Performer: Hans Vroomans. Orchestra: Metropole Orkest. Conductor: Jules Buckley.
  • Post-concert

    Duration: 16:20

  • Leonard Bernstein

    Candide - Glitter and be gay

    Singer: Barbara Cook. Orchestra: Orchestra. Conductor: Samuel Krachmalnick.
    • Sony.
  • Leonard Bernstein

    Prelude, Fugue and Riffs

    Performer: Benny Goodman. Ensemble: Columbia Jazz Combo. Conductor: Leonard Bernstein.
    • SONY.

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