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“Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” by Charles Mingus

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“Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” by Charles Mingus


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    “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” by Charles Mingus is a jazz instrumental.

    Song Title: Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
    Artist: Charles Mingus
    Album: Mingus Ah Um
    Genre: jazz
    Composer: Copyright © 1959 Charles Mingus
    Piano: Horace Parlan
    Bass: Charles Mingus
    Drums: Dannie Richmond
    Tenor saxophone: John Handy, Booker Ervin, Shafi Hadi
    Producer: Teo Macero
    Recorded: 1959
    Released: 1959
    Label: Columbia
    Number of listens: 19477
    Current rank: 138 (updated weekly)
    Highest rank: 120 (play the video all the way through to register a vote for this song)

    Commentary:
    Charles Mingus wrote it as an elegy for saxophonist Lester Young, who had died two months prior to the recording session, and was known to wear a broad-rimmed pork pie hat.

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