Jazz

Charles Mingus and Eric Dolphy Live at Palais des Congrès in Liège

Sonuma Archives 1965

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Cast

Charles Mingus — Double bassist
Eric Dolphy — Saxophonist
Clifford Jordan — Tenor/baritone saxophonist
John Arthur Byard — Pianist
Charles Dannie Richmond — Drummer
Serge Leroy — Movie director

Program notes

In early 1964 two of the jazz greats, Charles Mingus and Eric Dolphy, joined forces on a European tour that represented a shift in the development of African-American music. The bop, swing and New-Orleanean leanings of Mingus were giving way to a freer, more challenging style, and the tonal harmony embedded in Dolphy's compositions had become more abstracted, more angular. This mirrored a widespread rejection of convention amongst jazz musicians determined to stretch their art and reclaim it from the commercialization of the Big Band Era. 

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Venue: Palais des Congrès de Liège (Liège, Belgium)
Production date: 1964
Recording date: 1964
Duration: 20 min
Production: © Sonuma
Resolution: Full HD