Next at the Kennedy Center

The Mingus Big Band Performs 'So Long Eric'

Clip: Episode 1 | 5m 6s  | Video has closed captioning.

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.

Aired: 10/14/22

Rating: NR

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