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Charles Mingus: Triumph of the Underdog

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The focus of filmmaker [[Performer~P234155~Don McGlynn~donmcglynn]]'s fourth documentary on a musical figure is arguably one of the greatest composers of the 20th century, [[Performer~P102997~Charles Mingus~charlesmingus]]. The mad/genius, poet/musician forever changed American popular music and jazz with his classical influence, devotion to [[Performer~P122121~Duke Ellington~dukeellingtonorchestra]], and superb musicianship. In bittersweet tributes, fellow musicians, musical scholars, and two wives...more

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