WHAT IS IT ABOUT?
Chris Biscoe has brought together these top-class players to pay tribute to the genius of Charles Mingus and his music. Formed in 2011 for the Southbank Meltdown Festival, the Sextet concentrates on Mingus's musical portraits of friends, lovers, political enemies, musicians and one cat, with pieces from the classic ?Ah Um' at the core of the repertoire. ?Biscoe's sparkling arrangements and splendid playing vividly capture Mingus's sprawling, rumbustious energy, while giving the music a fresh twist??.Kenny Mathieson, The Scotsman