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Charles Mingus Sextet: Live in Stockholm (1964)

Charles Mingus Sextet: Live in Stockholm (1964)

On April 13th, 1964, Charles Mingus took the stage in Stockholm, Sweden with his Sextet. This incredible footage (which has been colorized) is from the rehearsal before the concert.

Charles Mingus Quintet: So Long Eric

Charles Mingus Quintet: So Long Eric

Today we’re celebrating Charles Mingus’s birthday. Here’s a video of one of my favorite Mingus tunes, “So Long Eric,” taken from Belgium’s “Jazz Pour Tous” TV program in April 1964. The quintet’s lineup includes drummer Dannie Richmond, pianist Jaki Byard, tenor saxophonist Clifford Jordan, and alto saxophonist Eric Dolphy, for whom the song is named. Often, the song is thought...

Mingus Dynasty: Better Get It In Your Soul

One year after the passing of Charles Mingus, the Mingus Dynasty band took the stage at Montreux. This performance of “Better Get It In Your Soul” features too bassists, starting with Mike Richmond and his opening solo, and also featuring bassist Aladár Pege. The rest of the band includes Randy Brecker on trumpet, Joe Farrell on saxophone, Jimmy Knepper on...

Charles Mingus: Flowers For A Lady

I’ve been on a Charles Mingus kick lately, watching a ton of great videos like this one. This performance of “Flowers for a Lady” was filmed on July 28, 1974 at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Todi, Italy. Mingus is joined by Dannie Richmond on drums, Don Pullen on piano, George Adams on tenor sax and Hamiet Bluiett on baritone...

Charles Mingus: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat live in ’75

Charles Mingus: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat live in ’75

Here’s Charles Mingus, playing one of his greatest tunes, “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”. This performance took place live at Montreux 1975, with Don Pullen on piano, George Adams on tenor sax, Gerry Mulligan on baritone sax, Benny Bailey on trumpet, and Danny Richmond on drums.

Diego Tarantino: Self-Portrait in Three Colors

Diego Tarantino: Self-Portrait in Three Colors

Diego Tarantino has shared another impressive video with us. This time around, Diego takes on Charles Mingus’s excellent “Self-Portrait in Three Colors,” on double bass, electric bass, and keys.

Pablo Elorza and Valeria Falcon: Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love

Pablo Elorza and Valeria Falcon: Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love

Charles Mingus was one of the greatest bassists and composers of the 20th century. His melodies and harmonies always seem to express the deepest of emotions in unexpected ways. Pablo Elorza and Valeria Falcon bring out that same depth with their bass and vocal arrangement of “Duke Ellington’s Sound of Love.” Full of lush and complex chords, the duo seem...

Jimmy Blanton: Bass Solo on “Sepia Panorama”

Jimmy Blanton: Bass Solo on “Sepia Panorama”

Even in the few years he was able to make a name for himself, Jimmy Blanton helped change the face of jazz bass. Blanton, who was cited as an influence by the likes of Ray Brown and Charles Mingus, drove the bass into the spotlight as a viable solo instrument by playing horn-like melodies, but he also changed the sound...

Stanley Clarke Band, Featuring Hiromi: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

Stanley Clarke Band, Featuring Hiromi: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

Not one to bow to standards, Stanley Clarke and his band made a funked up version of the typically solemn Mingus tune “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat,” which was originally written in memory of saxophonist Lester Young. This clip was taken from the Heineken Jazzaldia in 2010 and features world-class pianist Hiromi, drummer Ronald Bruner Jr. and keyboardist Ruslan Sirota.

Baba Elefante: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat Solo Fretless Bass

Here’s bassist Baba Elefante performing the Mingus classic “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” at the 2009 faculty concert at the National Guitar Workshop in LA. Elefante is joined by Blake Colie on drums.

Eddie Gomez, Bill Evans & Alex Riel: Autumn Leaves 1966

This video shows bassist Eddie Gomez playing with Bill Evans and Alex Riel. Gomez played with the Bill Evans trio from 1966 to 1977. After the Bill Evans trio Gomez continued to work in a countless number of settings including filling in for Charles Mingus, playing with the fusion band Steps Ahead and working with Benny Wallace, Joanne Brackeen, Jack...

Dave Holland: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat

This video showcases bassist Dave Holland performing a solo of “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat,” a composition by Charles Mingus as an elegy for jazz saxophone great Lester Young. Holland is currently featuring previously unreleased tracks from his album Pass It On on his web site.