Charles Mingus: Triumph Of The Underdog
color/B&W 79minutes Shanachie 6315 $19.99
If your a Mingus fan, I hope you've already seen this one. If you haven't, come on man!This video really digs into the man known as Mingus. Newly discovered film footage shows us many of the different stages in Chuck's career. While his ex-wife's delve deep into his being. Complete with interviews of the man himself, Triumph composes one of the greatest documentaries on any jazz musician.
On The Road Again: Down Home Blues, Jazz, Gospel
and more. Yazoo 520 B/W 50 minutes $19.99
Hey kids! Jump in the jalopy and take a ride through the wayback machine to 1963. Lets start out in Texas and drop by Mance Lipscomb's house for some down home finger picking on our way to Houston where we check out some Pool Haus and Lightnin' Hopkins. This is just where we start. Of course, Nashville, New Orleans, San Francisco and other spots are on our itinerary, but we gotta have some surprises. This trip is a blast and if you enjoy lowdown music in it's purest form, hop on in!
Art Pepper - Notes Form A Jazz Survivor 1982 color
50 minutes Shanachie 6316 $19.99
"Notes" is a brutally frank story of Art Pepper's life, straight from the horse's mouth. Pull up a couch and hear uncle Art tell his life story of drug addiction, prison time, and the redemption he finds in his supportive wife Laurie. Wonderful live performances are interspersed throughout to salt this fine documentary which paints an honest portrait of a life in jazz.
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