REVIEW: Ethan Philion, ‘Meditations on Mingus’ (Sunnyside)

Chicago bassist Ethan Philion opens this album of Mingus compositions with the lesser-known “Once Upon a Time There Was a Holding Corporation Called America,” and I’ll risk heresy by declaring it the best version on disc. Actually, not so risky: Mingus recorded this difficult work only once under this title, at a 1965 concert, where

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