Let’s Watch This Charles Mingus Video, Because Holy Crap, Indie Rock, You Are Really Bothering Us Right Now

03/02/2011 4:28 PM |

Not exactly related to Brooklyn’s, uh, thriving modern-day music scene, I know, but I was listening to another version of this song this morning, from the Charles Mingus in Paris album, and I became somewhat obsessed. Then I found this performance of it, recorded in Berlin in 1972, and I basically had no choice but to post it, mainly because Hamiet Blueitt just fucking murders on the sax solo starting around 4:40. Anyway, should you absolutely need a New York connection, Mingus (that’s him on bass, of course) did in fact live here for the most of his career.