I Am Three

I Am Three

by Mingus Big Band


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I Am Three

As usual, the Mingus Big Band is in exuberant form throughout their performances on this CD, most notably on definitive versions of "Song with Orange" and "Orange Is Color of Her Dress," both of which were arranged by the late John Stubblefield. A bit different is that two songs apiece are played by Mingus Dynasty (a septet taken out of the big band) and the Mingus Orchestra. The latter, in addition to six bandmembers, adds French horn, bass clarinet, bassoon, and guitar. But although those two smaller groups have their moments, there is nothing that can match the Mingus Big Band at its finest. The key soloists include trumpeters Jeremy Pelt, Randy Brecker, and Jack Walrath, pianist George Colligan, trombonists Conrad Herwig and Ku umba Frank Lacy (who sings on "Paris in Blue"), tenor saxophonists Seamus Blake and Abraham Burton, baritonist Ronnie Cuber, and altoists Miguel Zenón and Alex Foster although anyone in this band can solo with the best, including bassist Boris Kozlov. The Mingus Big Band has been one of the most exciting of all big bands since its formation and I Am Three is another dazzling effort.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/07/2005
Label: Sunnyside
UPC: 0016728302920
catalogNumber: 3029
Rank: 76638

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Mingus Big Band   Primary Artist
Ronnie Cuber   Baritone Saxophone,Soloist
John Hicks   Piano,Soloist
Jack Walrath   Trumpet,Soloist
Jack Wilkins   Guitar
Scott Robinson   Baritone Saxophone
Alex Foster   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Craig Handy   Flute,Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Abraham Burton   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Seamus Blake   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Randy Brecker   Trumpet,Soloist
George Colligan   Piano,Soloist
Donald Edwards   Drums,Soloist
Conrad Herwig   Trombone,Tenor Trombone,Soloist
Frank Lacy   Trombone,Vocals,Soloist
Earl McIntyre   Tuba,Bass Trombone
Michael Rabinowitz   Bassoon
Bobby Routch   French Horn
John Stubblefield   Conductor
Walter White   Trumpet
Doug Yates   Bass Clarinet
Orrin Evans   Piano,Soloist
Randy Crafton   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Amy Platt   Hospitality
Kenny Rampton   Trumpet,Soloist
Miguel Zenón   Alto Saxophone,Soloist
Boris Kozlov   Bass,Soloist
Wayne Escoffery   Tenor Saxophone,Soloist
Jeremy Pelt   Trumpet,Soloist
Jaleel Shaw   Alto Saxophone,Soloist

Technical Credits

Robin Eubanks   Arranger
George Colligan   Introduction
Earl McIntyre   Arranger
Sue Mingus   Producer,Liner Notes
John Stubblefield   Arranger
Christopher Drukker   Graphic Design
Guy Lequerrec   Cover Photo
Randy Crafton   Engineer
Amy Platt   Engineer
Peter Karl   Engineer
Sy Johnson   Arranger
Boris Kozlov   Arranger
John C. Stubblefield   Arranger

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