"Despite the name, the song is not about literal death or actual resurrection; rather, it is a hard-edged meditation on burning your life down and starting over. It might not be the life you expected, or the life you had planned. It is the life you chose."
Charles Mingus and his band (pictured: Horace Parlan, Shafi Hadi/Curtis Porter, and Booker Ervin) performing live at the Five Spot Cafe, NYC, 1958 (photos by Dennis Stock)
Based on how uninterested the crowd is, despite having these geniuses in front of them, I completely understand why Mingus went off on them.
To his credit, that guy right in front of Mingus is soaking it into his essence.
"Holy Ghost: This may be the most aggressive song about making out and grammar arguments that you will listen to today."
And they sent us a thank-you tweet this morning accompanied by a picture where band members were partially-to-completely naked. What’s not to like?
Jennifer has some beautiful shots in today’s post.