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Charles Mingus Sextet

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Charles Mingus Sextet

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy
genre:
Documentary

We gave it an A

Mingus’ music, as straightforwardly captured in this 1964 concert, remains as fresh and challenging as almost anything in jazz today. This is the only known footage of composer-bassist Mingus with innovative sax man Eric Dolphy (savor ”So Long, Eric”) — who, two months later, would be dead of a heart attack at 36.

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