Shanachie Entertainment - Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog (1998)
DVDRip | 720 x 544 | .MKV/AVC @ 1802 Kbps | 1h 17mn | English AC-3 192 Kbps, 2 channels | 1.09 GB
Genre: Documentary, Biography, Music
The first comprehensive documentary of Afro-American jazz bassist, bandleader and composer Charles Mingus. Mingus led a tumultuous life filled with trauma and frustration, joy and creativity. Not light enough to be considered white and not dark enough to fit into the black community, he was an outcast in American society who charted his own path. Likewise, his legacy as a 20th Century composer reaches far beyond conventional jazz idioms. Mingus apprenticed with people like Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton and Charlie Parker before going out on his own and becoming a musical force for more than a decade.