"Goodbye Porkpie Hat" was Mingus' Eulogy for Lester Young. When it was time to write his own epitaph Mingus (finally)convinced Joni to collaborate on what he knew would be his last project before succumbing to Lou Gehrig's Disease. The result was Joni's 10th LP "Mingus." Ironically, he heard every final mix except the studio version of this song. Dedicated to Steve Richko. We shouldn't be writing his epitaph or eulogy this soon.