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The Mingus Big Band Performs 'So Long Eric'

Christian McBride, Larry Klein, James Newton, Keki Mingus, Jason Moran, and Charles McPherson discuss the complexity of Charles Mingus, from his outsized personality to his close friendship with jazz saxophonist Eric Dolphy. Performed by the Mingus Big Band, “So Long Eric” is Mingus’ response to his longtime friend and band member, Eric Dolphy, and his decision to leave the band.
Clip Season 1 Episode 1 Length 05:06 Premiere: 10/14/22

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The Mingus Big Band Performs 'So Long Eric'

Clip Length 05:06 Premiere Date 10/14/22

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The Kennedy Center celebrates jazz icon and social activist Charles Mingus at 100. Through performances and conversations, we explore how his outsized personality and inimitable style pushed boundaries and paved the way for future generations.

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