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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.

The Mingus Big Band Performs 'So Long Eric'

5m 6s

  • Embracing Duality: Modern Indigenous Culture: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Embracing Duality: Modern Indigenous Culture

    S2 E2 - 55m 43s

    In partnership with electronic music pioneers The Halluci Nation, R&B artist Martha Redbone, and
    performance artist Ty Defoe, The Kennedy Center explores the impact and evolution of indigenous
    performing arts cultures.

  • Robert Glasper's Black Radio: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Robert Glasper's Black Radio

    S2 E1 - 55m 30s

    Robert Glasper, five-time Grammy Award-winning pianist, composer, and producer, invites his tightly knit community of collaborators to celebrate the 10th anniversary of his iconic, award-winning, and cross-genre revolutionary album — "Black Radio." Accompanied by Lalah Hathaway, Meshell Ndegeocello, Bilal, and many more, Glasper reimagines his seminal album.

  • Continuum: Jason Moran & Christian McBride: asset-mezzanine-16x9

    Continuum: Jason Moran & Christian McBride

    S1 E5 - 55m 39s

    Music icons Jason Moran and Christian McBride collaborate for an electrifying performance at the Kennedy Center. They share stories about their legendary teachers and introduce us to their remarkable protégés.

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