Eagle Rock Brings Timeless Performance To DVD
CHARLES MINGUS: EPITAPH
~Release Date April 28~
New York, NY (April 1, 2009)— Eagle Rock Entertainment is proud to bring the extraordinary Epitaph performance to DVD on April 28 [Pre-book Order Date April 8, Retail Sales Price $14.98]. This masterpiece, performed at the Alice Tully Hall in New York City’s Lincoln Center on June 3, 1989, was the world premiere performance of this epic and awe-inspiring composition.
Led by conductor Gunther Schuller, the 30-piece orchestra was composed of members from various bands of jazz greats, including Woody Herman, Benny Goodman, Lionel Hampton, Art Blakey and Duke Ellington. This historic musical journey, bringing to life the longest and largest piece for jazz orchestra ever composed, was described as “one of the most memorable jazz events of the decade” by The New York Times.
Mingus’ magnum opus Epitaph was discovered after his death in 1979. One of the world’s most magnanimous maestros, his music is just as astounding 30 years after his death. This DVD offers the opportunity to see and hear a piece of uncovered magic from one of America’s most treasured musicians, bandleaders, and composers.
Eagle Rock Entertainment develops, acquires and produces music programming for a wide range of notable and high profile artists, which the company distributes on a worldwide basis. Eagle Rock Entertainment, Eagle Vision and Eagle Eye Media are wholly owned divisions of Eagle Rock Group, LTD.
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1.) Main Score: Part One
2.) Percussion Discussion
3.) Main Score: Part Two
4.) Started Melody
5.) The Soul
6.) Untitled Ballad
7.) Moods In Mambo
8.) Self Portrait: The Chill Of Death
9.) O.P. (Oscar Pettiford)
10.) Please Don’t Come Back From The Moon
11.) Monk, Bunk and Vice Versa
12.) Peggy’s Blue Skylight
13.) Wolverine Blues
14.) The Children’s Hour of Dream
16.) Untitled Interlude
17.) Better Get Hit In Your Soul
18.) Noon Night
19.) Main Score Reprise
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