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That's Charles Mingus -- on bass and in the bandleader's/arranger's role also -- in case anyone is wondering. Duke Ellington is the composer, of course.
I have no clue on the film, but it's pretty cool.
 Where does this recording come from? Who's playing with Mingus/who's Mingus leading?
The album is "Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus, Mingus" (yes, that's the truth--I'm not stupid/clever enough to invent that). Impulse Records 1963. Similar group to the one on "The Black Saint & the Sinner Lady" (one of his best IMO). They're basically big band records. The group includes Dolphy, Booker Ervin, and only Jaki Byard could make you think it was actually Ellington on piano.
Thanks, man. I don't have any of Mingus' stuff on Impulse. I will check it out sometime.
On a side note, I cannot read/hear Dolphy's name without thinking of Frank Zappa's track "The Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue."
I (IIIIIIIIIIeeeeeIIIII) Will Always Love Dolphy. I've never listened to much Zappa though. Is there much meaning behind the Mem. BBQ title, or is it just a fun absurdity?
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