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Television & Movies Using Mingus Music
Click here for a 9
minute video compilation of recent films, television programs
and commercials that have featured Mingus music.
Film: Jerry Maguire (Haitian Fight Song)
Commercial: Saatchi & Saatchi (Moanin')
Film: U Turn (II B.S.)
Commercial: 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)
Volkswagen (TV ad) (1:00)
Haitian Fight Song
National Post (Canadian
TV ad) (:30)
Better Get Hit in Your Soul
Comedian (Jerry Seinfeld film)
Hora Decubitus aka E's Flat, Ah's Flat Too
Mingus Orchestra at Fez, NYC, Fall 2004
Eclipse (2:04) - Freddie
Bryant's guitar takes the ensemble into the introduction, which is followed
by a bassoon solo by Michael Rabinowitz.
Don't Be Afraid, The Clown's
Afraid Too (2:21) - Alex Sipiagin's trumpet leads the band into
the opening of this rowdy crowd favorite.
Todo Modo (1:08) - The piece draws to
a close with a flute cadenza from Craig Handy.
Charles Mingus (1:46)
- Mingus playing his bass, 1968
Don't Let It Happen Here (1:00)
- Charles and Sue seen in 1968, while on the soundtrack, Mingus reads
some important words
Video clips from Mingus Big Band performances from
around the world
Sampler (6:20, .mov) - The Mingus Big Band plays compositions
from the new album I Am Three,
in addition to some of their regular repertory.
(6:08, .mov) - Mingus Big Band members Ron Westray, Earl
McIntyre, and Ku-umba Frank Lacy lead a trombone clinic in Fairbanks,
Love Is A Dangerous Necessity
(1:06) - The Mingus Big Band leads off with a selection from their
most recent record, Tonight At Noon, at the 2002 Vienne Jazz Festival
Baby Take A Chance With Me (3:40) -
Ku-umba Frank Lacy shines with a soulful vocal in this full-length clip
from Vienne 2002. Features Mike Sim on baritone sax and Jaleel Shaw on
Invisible Lady (1:17)
- Also from Vienne, trombonist Conrad Herwig is featured in this clip.
Wednesday Night Prayer
Meeting (3:21) - featuring a roaring trombone solo from Ku-umba
Frank Lacy, the Mingus Big Band performing at a Knicks game at
Madison Square Garden in December of 2000.
The Mingus Big Band at the 1998 Umbria Jazz Festival: Orvieto, Italy
Boogie Stop Shuffle (1:06) - ending
Wonderland (3:40) - featuring a piano solo by Kenny Drew Jr.
Moanin' (2:09) - Ronnie Cuber's
baritone sax leads the Mingus Big Band into the Moanin' Mambo coda, at
the 1997 Free Jazz Festival in Sao Paolo, Brazil.
Fables Of Faubus (1:06) - an excerpt
from the Pori Jazz Festival in Finland, 1995.
Nostalgia In Times Square (:59)
- an excerpt from the Vitoria Jazz Festival in Spain, 1995.
Jump Monk (1:15) - The Mingus
Big Band running through the head of Jump Monk at the Vienne Jazz Festival,
John Stubblefield (:24) - Sax player
with the Big Band, John talks briefly here about playing Mingus music.
Pinky (1:11) - Conductor Gunther
Schuller in rehearsal with the Mingus Big Band at Fez, as seen through
Sue Mingus's video camera.
Video clips from EPITAPH
Main Score, Part 1 (3:07) - an excerpt from the 1989
premiere in New York; this historic clip features John Handy taking a
lead over a stellar ensemble conducted by Gunther Schuller.