Metropole Orchestra’s Charles Mingus tribute at the Proms

A bit off the beaten track here, but I ventured to the Proms for the first time in my life this week and caught a truly magnificent concert by the Dutch Metropole Orkest. Joined by brilliant soloists and a great vocalist from the UK and US, the orchestra performed songs associated with and by the bassist/composer Charlie Mingus, including two superb Joni Mitchell tracks. Here’s my review (slighty hurried in the writing) at Jazzwise magazine.

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