Chris Biscoe’s Mingus Profiles Sextet was originally formed in 1997. Now in its 25th year, the band is looking forward to celebrating the centenary of Charles Mingus’s birth in 2022. Their music concentrates on his musical portraits of friends, lovers, political enemies, musicians and one cat! The material is taken from the Mingus songbook, but the treatment varies from number to number.
“Uplifting, exuberant, rousing yet consistently intelligent music: Mingus would undoubtedly have approved.” – The Times
Chris Biscoe: alto sax and alto clarinet, Henry Lowther: trumpet and flugelhorn, Tony Kofi: alto and tenor sax, Kate Williams: piano, Larry Bartley: double bass, Gary Willcox: drums.