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Television & Movies Using Mingus Music

Dolce & Gabbana worldwide television ad campaign launched in 2007 with Mingus tune Moanin'

VIEW a 14-minute video compilation of films, television programs and commercials that have featured Mingus music.
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(Real audio format of first 9 minutes)

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  • Film: Jerry Maguire ("Haitian Fight Song")
  • Commercial: Saatchi & Saatchi ("Moanin'")
  • Film: U Turn ("II B.S.")
  • Ad: Calvin Klein ("Canon")
  • Film: Stations Of The Elevated ("Canon")
  • Film: Absolute Beginners ("Boogie Stop Shuffle")
  • TV: The Cosby Mysteries ("Fables Of Faubus")
  • Film: Thrane's Method (Charles playing bass)
  • Film: Mo' Better Blues ("Goodbye Pork Pie Hat")
  • TV: Saturday Night Live ("Boogie Stop Shuffle")
  • Short clip of Mingus Big Band playing at Fez ("Boogie Stop Shuffle")
  • Ad: Herman Miller ("IIBS" aka "Haitian Fight Song") QT
  • Ad: Volkswagen ("IIBS" aka "Haitian Fight Song") QT .RAM
  • Film: The Whole Nine Yards ("Moanin'") QT
  • Ad: Nissan ("Boogie Stop Shuffle") QT

Mingus compositions recently used in:

  • TV: HBO-Brazil's Mandrake ("Work Song") QT
  • Film: Jerry Seinfeld's Comedian ("Hora Decubitus" aka "E's Flat, Ah's Flat Too") (1:31) .RAM
  • Ad: National Post ("Better Get Hit in Your Soul") (:30) .RAM
  • David Byrne's Young Adam
  • The Notorious Betty Page
  • 'Tis Autumn: The Search for Jackie Paris ("Paris in Blue")
  • Sopranos (HBO)
  • Cold Case (CBS)