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Charles Mingus [videorecording] : triumph of the underdog / a Shanachie presentation ; [presented by] Winter Moon Productions and Jazz Workshop Inc. ; a film by Don McGlynn.

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Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at Berklee College of Music.

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0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Holdable? Status Due Date
Media Center DVD 151 37684000948909 Media Center Desk Copy hold / Volume hold Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1566330912
  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (78 min.) : sd., col. and b&w ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Publisher: Newton, NJ : Shanachie Entertainment Corp., 1999.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Originally released as a motion picture in 1997.
Formatted Contents Note:
Epitaph -- Peggy's blue skylight -- Better get hit in your soul -- So long Eric -- Sue's changes -- Goodbye Porkpie hat.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Producers, Don McGlynn, Sue Mingus ; director, Don McGlynn.
Summary, etc.:
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.
System Details Note:
Subject: Mingus, Charles, 1922-1979
Jazz musicians > United States > Biography
African American musicians > Biography

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