Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog (1998)

Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog (1998)
B&W-Color/78 min/U.S.A
Directed by: Don McGlynn.

Songs: "Epitaph", "Started melody", "Peggy's blue skylight", "Celia", "Meditations on integration", "Pithecanthropus erectus", "This subdues my passion", "Better git it in your soul",
"Weird nightmare", "The clown", "Sue's changes", "Something like a bird", "Chair in the
sky" by Charles Mingus.

With: Numerous TV clips of Charles Mingus in performance and in interview over the years plus clips from the documentary "Mingus" (1968)(q.v.). Also interviews with Gunther Schuller, Wynton Marsalis, John Handy, Sue Mingus, Celia Mingus, Jerome Richardson, Randy Brecker, Brian Priestley, Britt Woodman, Snooky Young, Eddie Bert, Andrew Homzy, Lew Soloff, Jimmy Knepper, Don Butterfield, George Adams, Jack Walrath, Dorian Mingus. Also film clips of the Duke Ellington and the Lionel Hampton bands and Dannie Richmond.

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