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Charles Mingus - epitaph


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Running Time: 131 mins. approx.

The premier performance of Charles Mingus' masterpiece "Epitaph" was conducted by Gunther Schuller with 30 musicians at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center, New York, on June 3rd, 1989. The piece had been discovered after Mingus' death in 1979 and painstakingly restored and copied. It is the largest and longest piece for jazz orchestra ever written. The New York Times described the performance as "one of the most memorable jazz events of the decade".

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