This DVD series features full-length concerts and studio performances by the greatest legends of jazz. Included are rare performances that have never before been officially released on home video or in many cases ever broadcast. This DVD features live footage from Belgium, Norway, and Sweden in 1964. Performers include Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Clifford Jordan, Johnny Coles, Jaki Byard, and Dannie Richmond.
Jazz Icons: Charles Mingus showcases three exceptional concerts performed in April 1964 featuring his most celebrated lineup--Jaki Byard (piano), Dannie Richmond (drums), Johnny Coles (trumpet), Clifford Jordan (tenor sax) and the great Eric Dolphy (alto sax, flute and bass clarinet). Recorded within an eight-day span, less than three months before Dolphy's death, the three concerts showcase Mingus's visionary leadership and the band's incredible depth and diversity with unique performances and arrangements of classics including 'So Long Eric' and the groundbreaking 'Meditations On Integration'.