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Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog DVD
Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog

Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog

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The focus of filmmaker Don McGlynn's fourth documentary on a musical figure is arguably one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, Charles Mingus. The mad/genius, poet/musician forever changed American popular music and jazz with his classical influence, devotion to Duke Ellington, and superb musicianship. In bittersweet tributes, fellow musicians, musical scholars, and two wives recount the life of the gentle taskmaster, while performance footage fills most of the screen time. Though his reputation as an unpredictable, rather lost soul proves not totally inaccurate, some explanation is offered for the great mental hardship and physical suffering the artist endured during his brief tenure as a musical giant, all seemingly at the hands of his giftfor music.
Title: Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog
Genre: Jazz, Music Video (Concert/Performance)
Starring: Celia Mingus Zaentz, John Handy, Gunther Schuller, Dannie Richmond, Sue Mingus, Charles Mingus
Director: Don McGlynn
Studio: Shanachie
Release Date: 3/23/1999
Product Type: DVD
Rated: UNR
UPC: 016351631596
Item #: SHD006315

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