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Morning Song – Blue Cee

October 1, 2016

Yes, “Blue Cee” is a blues in the key of C. It’s also (as far as I know) the first blues song Charles Mingus wrote and recorded with his own band. Listen to how Mingus and his bandmates (Jimmy Knepper on trombone, Shafi Hadi on sax, pianist Wade Legge, and drummer Duane Richmond) extend the sound of their instruments and the rhythm of the song to take the listener into new emotional terrain. It’s simultaneously unsettling and comforting…and always beautiful.



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