I saw the group Mingus Dynasty last night with our webmaster. Not sure what to expect, my expectations were medium, wrong again, the band was sensational.
Of course the charts are fantastic (as this is a band officially sanctioned by Sue Mingus, the late bassist’s widow), but the leadership provided by Alex Foster
(on alto and soprano sax) and bassist Boris Kozlov was superb. While all of the soloists were New York ‘A’ listers, we were particularly knocked out by pianist Dave Kikoski. I’ve read about him but to see him was remarkable. I highly recommend seeing this group if you have the opportunity to do so.
Here’s Seamus Blake (who also was burning last night with the band) on tenor sax with David Kikoski on piano, Bill Sweetheart on drums and Matt Clohesy on bass.
www.myspace.com/davidkikoskimusic (I can’t find another website for him).