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Charles Mingus : triumph of the underdog

Author: Don McGlynnSue MingusCharles MingusDannie RichmondGunther SchullerAll authors
Publisher: Newton, NJ : Shanachie Entertainment Corp., 1999.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first comprehensive documentary of Afro-American jazz bassist, bandleader and composer Charles Mingus who led a tumultuous life filled with trauma and frustration, joy and creativity. Nine years in the making and exhaustively researched, virtually everything used in the film is extraordinarily rare. Abundant clips of Mingus in performance in the 1960s and 1970s perfectly illustrate the many faces and tortured  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Charles Mingus; Charles Mingus
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Don McGlynn; Sue Mingus; Charles Mingus; Dannie Richmond; Gunther Schuller; Don Butterfield; Snooky Young; Jimmy Knepper; Jack Walrath; Lew Soloff; Britt Woodman; John Handy; George Adams; Jerome Richardson; Eddie Bert; Randy Brecker; Wynton Marsalis; Jazz Workshop, Inc. (New York, N.Y.); Winter Moon Productions.; Shanachie Entertainment Corp.
ISBN: 1566330912 9781566330916
OCLC Number: 41272624
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1997.
Performer(s): Dannie Richmond, Gunther Schuller, Don Butterfield, Snooky Young, Jimmy Knepper, Jack Walrath, Lew Soloff, Britt Woodman, John Handy, George Adams, Jerome Richardson, Eddie Bert, Randy Brecker, Wynton Marsalis.
Description: 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD; Dolby Digital stereo.
Contents: Start program --
Personality like the spectrum of light --
Childhood and early years --
Mingus discovers Duke --
Town Hall concert disaster --
Mingus and Dolphy --
Hard times : Mingus withdraws from music --
Duke rekindles his fire --
Onset of Lou Gehrig's disease --
Epitaph and the legacy of Mingus. Performances include: Epitaph, Peggy blue skylight, Better get hit in your soul, So long Eric, Sue's changes, Goodbye porkpie hat, and more.
Other Titles: Triumph of the underdog
Responsibility: a Shanachie presentation ; [presented by] Winter Moon Productions and Jazz Workshop Inc. ; produced by Don McGlynn, Sue Mingus ; directed by Don McGlynn.

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The first comprehensive documentary of Afro-American jazz bassist, bandleader and composer Charles Mingus who led a tumultuous life filled with trauma and frustration, joy and creativity. Nine years in the making and exhaustively researched, virtually everything used in the film is extraordinarily rare. Abundant clips of Mingus in performance in the 1960s and 1970s perfectly illustrate the many faces and tortured heart of a musical genius.

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Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog

by ghandman (WorldCat user published 2008-05-29) Good Permalink
I have a funky, well-loved suitcase full of jazz heroes. Groovin' high near the top of my play list is Charles Mingus, he of the mercurial, ferociously swinging double bass. In this recent tribute, filmmaker Don McGlynn has produced a portrait of an immensely creative, hugely complex, and often troubled...
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