5. Mingus Ah Um + David Milligan solo
Six young musicians from the Glasgow School pay homage to one of the giants of jazz: Charles Mingus. Celebrating the 60th anniversary of his album “Mingus Ah Um” they put their own spin on his iconic album- a near perfect combination of atonality and speed with vulnerability and beauty.
The band features Adam Jackson (alto saxophone), Michael Butcher (tenor saxophone), Anoushka Nanguy (trombone), Alan Benzie (piano), David Bowden (bass) and Stephen Henderson (drums)
David Milligan is the Scottish pianist whose crossover interest between traditional music and jazz has helped to forge a new norm where musicians from both genres feel comfortable in each other’s territory. His pianism brings extraordinary new light to this fertile ground, especially in this intimate solo setting.