Today In Jazz

Todo Modo

March 10

Charles Mingus wrote one of his last masterpieces, Cumbia and Jazz Fusion, as a soundtrack for the film Todo Modo. On this date in 1977, he recorded it for his eponymous album, and it is truly a trip, in that if you close your eyes and let the music wash over you, it will take you to new places you haven’t been before! Mingus was a conceptualist above all, and if you have the time, enjoy this extended tour of his indefatigable mind: