DOCUMENTARY: Charles Mingus - 1968

The Charles Mingus 1968 documentary is now available in full on Youtube. Shot by then-23 year old Thomas Reichman captures Mingus being evicted (actually in '66, when times were tough for the Mingus family), dealing with police (he gets arrested) and his possessions on the sidewalk. Candid moments of Charles and his daughter are here, as well as some concert footage shot in Massachusetts at Lenny's-On-The-Turnpike. Players include Dannie Richmond, Walter Bishop, Charles McPherson.

Reichman committed suicide in '75.

Check it out while it is up:

More info on the flick can be found here.

Tagged: bassist, Charles Mingus, documentary, jazz, soundtrack, Video, vintage footage

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