Mingus on the Flipside

Posted September 18, 2013 by BIG TICKET in Calendar
Paul Unger and Flipside will honor the music of Charles Mingus, Thu.Paul Unger and Flipside will honor the music of Charles Mingus, Thu.

Don’t think simply because Fort Worth is short on dedicated jazz venues that this town is short on jazz talent — not by a long shot.

One person on our list of notable jazzbos is Paul Unger, whose day job is as a bassist for Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra. For nearly a dozen years, Ungar has been performing straight-ahead jazz around North Texas with his band. Flipside Trio, which released a self-titled album in 2011, has also performed at the central library a few times as part of its Third Thursday Jazz Series and is scheduled to play September’s installation of the free family-friendly event.

Past Flipside shows among the stacks have been devoted to single canonic albums, including Miles Davis’ Kind of Blue and John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme. On Thursday, Unger’s band will take the library’s gallery stage to recreate Ah, Um, Charles Mingus’ paean to African-American composers and folk music that features “Jelly Roll,” “Open Letter to Duke,” and “Bird Calls,” among other memorable tunes. –– Edward Brown


Third Thursday Jazz Series w/Flipside Trio is 6:30pm at Fort Worth Library, 500 W 3rd St, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-392-8926.


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