in new iorque on June 3, 1989 maestro gunther schuller presented the most memorable jazz event of the decade? (the new york times,) the epitaph debut in the lincoln center.
epitaph is a work composed for orchestra by charles mingus that was discovered only after his death. considered his masterpiece, epitaph is also the most elaborate and extensive piece once imagined for a jazz orchestra. a remarkable production of the English channel ?channel four?.
American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer, bandleader, and civil rights activist.
Born: 22 April 1922 in Nogales, Arizona, USA.
Died: 5 January 1979 in Cuernavaca, Mexico (aged 56).
Mingus was a forerunner in double bass technique, he also pioneered in overdubbing and cutting-up/reassembling tapes of different takes in the studio to achieve the best possible version to put on record. He also authored an autobiographical novel called "Beneath The Underdog". He died of Lou Gehrig's disease.
Main Scene: Part One
Main Scene: Part Two
Ballad (In Other Words I Am There)
Moods In Mambo
Self Portrait: The Chill Of Death
O. P. (Oscar Pettiford)
Please Don't Come Back From The Moon
Monk, Bunk & Vice Versa (Osmotin)
Peggy's Blue Skylight
The Children's Hour Of Dream
Interlude (The Underdog Rising)
Better Get It In Your Soul
Main Score Reprise
United States of America, Europe