Tuesday, August 23, 2011


A full-length documentary to keep you busy today....here's an up close look at Charles Mingus:

This film actually has a special place in my heart as I first saw a portion of this on PBS when I was 16 years old while flipping through the channels on the television one evening. I only caught a part of it but between the great playing (featuring Dannie Richmond on drums!), Mingus' great compostions and a glimpse into his enigmatic and eccentric personality this 'glimpse' certainly set the stage for a personal lifetime appreciation of his music.

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