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Published on Jan 26, 2008
Washington Musica Viva presents an adaptation of "The Weary Blues," the 1958 collaboration between Langston Hughes and Charles Mingus. Poetry by Langston Hughes, original music by Charles Mingus and new music by Charles Gerard.
Holly Bass, reader; Pepe González, bass; John Kamman, guitar; Chris Royal, trumpet; Carl Banner, piano; Charley Gerard, alto saxophone; and Harold Summey, drums.
Performed in the Langston Room at Busboys and Poets in Washington DC on Wed Jan 23rd, 20008.
This segment includes: 8. Morning After (Gerard) 9. Could Be (improvised) 10. Bad Luck Card (improvised)