“Jazz Dispute” by Jeremiah McDonald, a film-maker and actor who identifies himself as the “Weeping Prophet,” has been going viral on YouTube since 2006. If you haven’t seen it, now’s the time. Starting with the Charlie Parker/Dizzy Gillespie recording, “Leap Frog,” McDonald creates a brilliantly mimetic, one-man musical pantomime. And in doing so he captures the essence of spontaneously improvisational jazz at its best. While adding his own oddball humor.
Here it is: