Charles Mingus: Triumph Of The Underdog

Charles Mingus: Triumph Of The Underdog

Charles Mingus
Director: Don McGlynn Cast: Charles Mingus
Charles Mingus
, Gunther Schuller
Gunther Schuller
, Sue Mingus
Sue Mingus
Don McGlynn

DVD (Pan & Scan / Black & White / Stereo / Dolby 5.1)

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This extensive documentary on jazz legend Charles Mingus comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are neither subtitles nor closed-captions on this release. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but this Shanachie release is still recommended to any jazz enthusiast or newcomer.

Product Details

Release Date: 03/23/1999
UPC: 0016351631596
Original Release: 1997
Rating: NR
Source: Shanachie
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [B&W, Full Frame]
Sound: [Dolby Digital, stereo]
Time: 1:18:00
Sales rank: 34,544

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Charles Mingus Actor
Gunther Schuller Actor
Sue Mingus Actor
Celia Mingus Zaentz Actor
John Handy Actor
Dannie Richmond Actor
Don Butterfield Participant
Snooky Young Actor
Jimmy Knepper Interviewee
Eddie Bert Participant
Wynton Marsalis Actor
Dorian Mingus Actor
Britt Woodman Actor
Randy Brecker Actor
Jerome Richardson Actor
Brian Priestley Actor
Andrew Homzy Actor
Lew Soloff Actor

Technical Credits
Don McGlynn Director,Editor,Producer,Screenwriter
Sue Mingus Producer
Christian Moltke-Leth Editor
Michael Spiller Cinematographer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Access
1. Start Program [5:46]
2. PErsonality like the spectrum of light [10:04]
3. Childhood and early years [4:33]
4. Mingus discovers Duke [18:10]
5. Town Hall concert disaster [2:55]
6. Mingus and Dolphy [7:26]
7. Hard Times: Mingus withdraws from music [3:46]
8. Duke rekindles his fire [7:39]
9. Onset of Lou Gehrig's disease [6:10]
10. EPITAPH and the legacy of Mingus [11:15]

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