Stephanie Nilles: ‘I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag — the White Flag’ (Sunnyside)

Bassist Charles Mingus was an ingenious composer whose socially conscious music was rooted in both Black American heritage and Western classical tradition. On the vibrant I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag — the White Flag, solo pianist Stephanie Nilles interprets 10 of Mingus’ works as well as saxophonist John Coltrane’s “Alabama.” Nilles does justice to

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