was the masterwork of composer/bassist Charles Mingus, written for a 31-piece ensemble. The extended suite is comprised of multiple movements reflecting a wealth of compositional styles (not just jazz) that demonstrate Mingus invaluable contribution to twentieth-century American music. Since its last performance 15 years ago, additional movements have been discovered which were originally intended to be a part of the work. This unique 500-page score includes these "missing movements" along with historical and program notes. It was prepared and edited under the guidance of Gunther Schuller and Sue Mingus and provides a monumental resource for study and analysis.
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