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Charles Mingus: Mingus in Greenwich Village
Charles Mingus Mingus in Greenwich Village
Actors: Walter Bishop, Charles McPherson, Carolyn Mingus, Charles Mingus, Dannie Richmond
Director: Thomas Reichman
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
2005     0hr 58min

One of the least convential human testimonies ever filmed about a jazzman, featuring Charles McPherson, John Gilmore, Walter Bishop and Dannie Richmond. First time ever on DVD. B&W - hi-fi stereo. 58 min. All Regions/Pal N...  more »

     
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Actors: Walter Bishop, Charles McPherson, Carolyn Mingus, Charles Mingus, Dannie Richmond
Director: Thomas Reichman
Creators: Lee Osborne, Michael Wadleigh, Thomas Reichman, Marshall Potamkin, Richard Clarke
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Mingus, Charles, Jazz
Studio: Rhapsody Films
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 06/14/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 0hr 58min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
Edition: Import
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Mingus, Ah...Um...
The Sanity Inspector | USA | 06/06/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)

"As a documentary, this is a mess. As a concert film, it isn't long enough. As an example of cinema concrète, well, who knows...Interview bits with Mingus in his loft apartment are spliced with club concert footage. The interviews are mostly monologues, as Mingus spews free associative stream of consciousness juju, at one point firing his shotgun into the apartment's ceiling. Later, as he's being evicted for nonpayment of rent, he wishes aloud for the Red Chinese "to blow you people up." The concert material is worth watching, of course, for the opportunity to see the late master at work. But you might want to be charitable and skip the rest, unless The Ever Popular Addled Artist Effect has strong charms for you."
For the real Mingus fan
C. Gonzalez Aviles | La Serena, Chile | 12/21/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD is an expanded version of a section of "Triumph of the Underdog". Basically, it is a documentary centering on Mingus' eviction from his appartment in Greenwich Village. I was dissapointed with it since it contains very little music and I had already watched "Triumph of the Underdog"."