Charles Mingus with Eric Dolphy ‘Peggy’s Blue Skylight’


21 June 2016 — Jazz on the Tube

I’ve broken my rule here as I was going to confine music videos and such to my other site, but why? Filmed by Belgium TV on April 19, 1964. Mingus arranged a tour of northern Europe in the late spring and early summer of 1964 and it seems almost everywhere they went TV producers embraced them. Tragically, this was to be Dolphy’s last tour. He died in Berlin just two months after this performance.

Personnel: Charles Mingus – bass; Eric Dolphy – sax, bass clarinet and flute; Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Jaki Byard – piano; Dannie Richmond – drums; Johnny Coles – trumpet

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