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Weird Nightmare. A Tribute to Charles Mingus

Ray Davies
USA 1993
70 min

In 1992 Ray Davies, frontman of the influential rock group The Kinks, directed a documentary on the making of the Charles Mingus tribute album, “Weird Nightmare”. The film explores the tormented life and music of jazz composer Charles Mingus. His music is rehearsed, recorded and discussed by Keith Richards and Charlie Watts “Oh Lord don’t let them drop that atomic bomb on me”; Elvis Costello “Weird nightmares”; Vernon Reid “Worksong”; and Henry Threadgill “Meditations”. With recollections from family, friends and musicians. (Rolling Stone)

  • Dyanna Taylor
  • Robert Leacock
  • Jack Hazan
  • Romeo Tirone
  • Jim Gucciardo
  • Eric Taylor
  • Danny Michaels
  • Fernando Terul Rodriguez
  • Peter Shelton
  • Charles Mingus
  • Keki Mingus
  • Sue Mingus
  • Judy McGrath
  • Elvis Costello
  • Charlie Watts
  • Keith Richards
  • Bobby Keys
  • Chuck Leavell
  • Vernon Reid
  • Don Byron
  • Greg Cohen
  • Geri Allen
  • Nat Hentoff
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