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A Charles Mingus Special: Harmony Holiday in conversation with Carolyn “Keki” Mingus

Los Angeles, 22.04.24

Focus on Charles Mingus

Poet and writer Harmony Holiday speaks to Mingus' daughter Keki. Over the conversation they dispel some myths about the man, and unravel some uneasy realities about Mingus' career, including pressure and threats to his family from the mob in New York, and the tense navigation of an artist channeling creative power amongst audiences that may not respect it.


  • Charles Mingus 
    Carolyn ''Keki'' Mingus
  • Excerpt
    Charlie Mingus 1968 (Edit) (Charlie Mingus 1968, Dir. Thomas Reichman, 1968)
  • The Charles Mingus Quintet, Max Roach 
    Haitian Fight Song
  • Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Roy Haynes, Archie Shepp, Charles Mingus
    The Inflated Tears & Haitian Fight Song Live On The Ed Sullivan Show, January 24, 1971
  • Charles Mingus 
    Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love
  • Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, Max Roach 
  • Charles Mingus Quintet
    Live In Chateauvallon, France, 1976
  • Charles Mingus 
    Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting