Jazz giant Charles Mingus was born on April 22, 1922. To honor the anniversary, WKCR – the Columbia University radio station – will play 24 straight hours of Mingus music. Starting now (midnight, Eastern Time).
Follow this link and find the live stream that suits you best, if you wanna check out some.
WKCR does this every year. Matter fact, the station honors a number of jazz legends in likewise fashion. Duke Ellington’s all-day tribute will be April 29.
Let me spread the Mingus love with a 10-minute chunk of “New Fables,” a 23-minute track off the 1964 album “Right Now: Live at the Jazz Workshop.” Click hear to listen. It swings hard.