Sunday, April 4, 2010

Mingus (1968)

Mingus (1968)
b&w/58 min/Inlet Films (U.S.A)
Directed by: Thomas Reichman.

Songs: "All the things you are" by Oscar Hammerstein II, Jerome Kern; "Secret love" by Paul Francis Webster, Sammy Fain; "Take the ‘A'train" by Billy Strayhorn; "Freedom", "Don't let it happen here", "Portrait", "Peggy's blue skylight", "Half mast inhibition" by Charles Mingus.

With: Charles Mingus, acoustic double bass, piano, in interview and in performance at Lennie's-on-the-Turnpike, with Lonnie Hillyer, trumpet; Charles McPherson, alto sax; John Gilmore, tenor sax; Walter Bishop, piano; Dannie Richmond, drums.

Filmed in November 1966 in various locations around New York City.

See also: Notes on cinema.

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