Release Date:

August 31, 2023


Award-winning composer, musician, and sound editor Scott Halgren joins podcast host Arthur Breur to discuss “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” by Charles Mingus. This is the first real Jazz melody discussed so far in the podcast, and the discussions include some of the characteristics that make Jazz stand out from other genres and forms of music.


“Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”

Composer / Songwriter:

Charles Mingus



  • Intro and guest questions – 0:00
  • Pre-discussion about “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat” – 10:20
  • Review of the melody – 22:29
  • Scott Hallgren shares – 51:30

Guest Composer: 

Scott Halgren

Mentioned in this Episode:


August 18, 2023 using Riverside.FM https://Riverside.FM 

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