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Boxset / Compilation · 1990

Filed under Post Bop
By CHARLES MINGUS

Tracklist

Disc 1
What Is This Thing Called Love (3:02) (Porter)
Darn That Dream (3:38) (Van Heusen)
Yesterdays (3:05) (Kern)
Body And Soul (3:34) (Green)
Blue Moon (3:33) (Rodgers)
Blue Tide (3:10) (Givens)
Darn That Dream (3:37) (Van Heusen) **
Jeepers Creepers (take 1) (3:37) (Warren) *
Jeepers Creepers (take 2) (3:03) *
Portrait (take 1) (3:11) **
Portrait (take 2) (3:10)
I've Lost My Love (take 1) (3:01) *
I've Lost My Love (take 2) (3:01) *
Extrasensory Perception (2:48)
Extrasensory Perception (2:42) **
Precognition (2:43)
Make Believe (3:04)
Paris In Blue (3:12)
Montage (2:54)
Day Dream (take 1) (3:42) (Ellington/Strayhorn) *
Day Dream (take 2) (2:38) *
Theme From "Rhapsody In Blue" (take 1) (3:24) (Gerswhin) *
Theme From "Rhapsody In Blue" (take 2) (2:39) *
Disc 2
Jet (take 1) (2:44) (Benjamin/Weiss/Revel) *
Jet (take 2) (2:35) *
(Medley) You Go To My Head (2:42) (Coots/Gillespie)
Can You Blame Me (2:48) (Gordon/Leonard)
You And Me (2:47) (Gordon/Leonard)
Bebopper (2:40) (Gordon/Leonard)
Cupid (2:46) (Gordon/Leonard)
Drum Conversation (4:02) (Roach)
I've Got You Under My Skin (2:49) (Porter)
Embraceable You (4:18) (Gershwin)
Sure Thing (2:03) (Powell)
Cherokee (4:48) (Noble)
(Jubilee) Hallelujah (3:51) (Youmans/Robin/Grey)
Lullaby Of Birdland (2:29) (Shearing/Weiss)
Wee (Allen's Alley) (6:40) (Best) *
Hot House (8:58) (Dameron) *
A Night In Tunisia (7:22) (Gillespie) *
Disc 3
Perdido (8:10) (Tizol) *
Salt Peanuts (7:18) (Gillespie/Clarke) *
All The Things You Are (7:12) (Kern) *
52nd Street Theme (0:38) (Monk) *
Perdido (7:24) (Tizol)
Salt Peanuts (7:20) (Gillespie/Clarke)
All The Things You Are (7:10) (Kern)
52nd Street Theme (0:35) (Monk)
Wee (Allen's Alley) (6:36) (Best)
Hot House (9:01) (Dameron)
A Night In Tunisia (7:22) (Gillespie)
Disc 4
Bass-ically Speaking (take 1) (3:58) **
Bass-ically Speaking (take 2) (3:50) **
Bass-ically Speaking (take 3) (3:51) **
Bass-ically Speaking (3:52)
Untitled Blues (2:35) *
Wee Dot (Blues For Some Bones) (14:17) (Johnson)
Stardust (4:52) (Carmichael)
Move (6:48) (Best)
I'll Remember April (11:04) (Raye/DePaul/Johnston)
Now's The Time (14:22) (Parker)
Disc 5
Trombosphere (3:24) (Givens)
Ow! (15:11) (Gillespie)
Chazzanova (4:54)
Yesterdays (10:04) (Kern)
Kai's Day (5:22) (Winding)
Pink Topsy (3:03)
Miss Bliss (3:03)
Blue Tide (3:08) (Givens)
Pink Topsy (3:38) **
Eclipse (2:57) **
Eclipse (2:54)
Opus 1 (3:21) (Bley) **
Opus 1 (4:08)
(Teapot) Walkin' (4:28) (Carpenter)
Disc 6
Like Someone In Love (4:03) (Van Heusen)
I Can't Get Started (3:37) (Duke)
Spontaneous Combustion (4:15) (Bley)
The Theme (3:40) (unknown) *
Split Kick (3:05) (Silver)
This Time The Dream's On Me (3:07) (Mercer) *
Zootcase (2:33) (Sims) *
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town (3:22) (Coots/Gillespie)
The Pendulum At Falcon's Lair (4:40) (Pettiford)
Jack The Fieldstalker (4:30) (Pettiford)
Stockholm Sweetnin' (4:11) (Jones)
Low And Behold (3:26) (Pettiford)
Bitty Ditty (5:12) (Jones)
Chazzanova (3:41)
I'll Remember April (3:48) (Raye/DePaul/Johnston)
Elusive (Illusive) (4:50) (Jones)
Sombre Intrusion (2:46) (Jones)
You Don't Know What Love Is (3:29) (Raye/DePaul)
Disc 7
Like Someone In Love (3:47) (Van Heusen)
Peace Of Mind (4:02) (Scott)
Lament (4:43) (Johnson)
The Jeep Is Jumpin' (3:56) (Ellington/Strayhorn)
Git Up From There (4:26) (Scott)
A Foggy Day (6:04) (Gershwin)
Mountain Greenery (4:44) (Rodgers) *
Git Up From There (3:56) (Scott) **
Lament (4:56) (Johnson) **
One More (7:28) (Jones)
I Can't Get Started (6:05) (Duke)
More Of The Same (5:12) (Jones)
Get Out Of Town (8:43) (Porter)
One More (3:59) (Jones) **
Disc 8
Get Out Of Town (7:28) (Porter) **
Ensenada (5:25) (Dennis)
Machajo (4:02) (Dennis/Roach/Mingus)
Cherokee (4:17) (Noble)
Seven Moons (4:03) (Dennis)
Seven Moons (4:19) **
All The Things You Are (take 1) (5:27) (Kern) *
All The Things You Are (take 2) (4:12) *
Cherokee (5:11) (Noble) **
Nature Boy (6:12) (Ahbez)
Alone Together (7:13) (Dietz/Schwartz)
There's No You (8:01) (Adair/Hopper)
Easy Living (5:02) (Robin/Rainger)
Disc 9
The Edge Of Love (2:48) (Baker/Ables/Goode)
Makin' Whoopee (2:38) (Donaldson/Kahn)
Fanny (3:01) (Rome)
Portrait (2:47)
Jump Monk (6:44)
Serenade In Blue (5:56) (Gordon/Warren)
Percussion Discussion (8:26)
Work Song (6:16)
Septemberly (6:55) (Warren/Dubin-Lawrence/Gross)
All The Things You C# (6:47) (Kern)
I'll Remember April (13:03) (Raye/DePaul/Johnston)
Disc 10
Love Chant (7:20)
A Foggy Day (5:22) (Gershwin)
Drums (5:20)
Haitian Fight Song (5:16)
Lady Bird (5:51) (Dameron)
Jump Monk (11:38) **
All The Things You C# (9:45) (Kern) **
Drums (take 1) (6:17) **
Drums (take 2) (5:23) **
Disc 11
I'll Remember April (13:07) (Raye/DePaul/Johnston) **
A Foggy Day (5:23) (Gershwin) **
A Portrait Of Bud Powell (4:09) (Waldron) *
Haitian Fight Song (5:17) **
Love Chant (8:12) **
Lady Bird (5:35) (Dameron) **
What Is This Thing Called Love (fragment) (2:30) (Porter) *
Latter Day Saint (4:00) (Knepper)
Cunningbird (4:45) (Knepper)
The Jumpin' Blues (Jump The Blues Away) (4:52) (Gordon)
The Masher (3:33) (Knepper)
Latter Day Saint (take 1) (5:22) Knepper **
Latter Day Saint (take 2) (3:46) **
Disc 12
The Masher (4:15) (Knepper) **
Latter Day Saint (take #?) (3:51) (Knepper) **
Untitled Original Blues (take 1) (3:55) (Hadi) *
Stella By Starlight (take 4) (3:57) (Young) *
Stella By Starlight (take 5) (3:53) *
Untitled Original Composition (take 3) (5:17) (Hadi) *
Untitled Original Composition (take 5) (4:34) *
Autumn In New York (take 1) (5:29) (Duke) *
Autumn In New York (take 2) (5:05) *
Long Ago And Far Away (take 2) (3:24) (Kern) *
Long Ago And Far Away (take 4) (3:11) *
Long Ago And Far Away (take 5) (3:17) *
Untitled Original Blues (take 2) (4:00) (Hadi) *
Joldi (take 4) (5:24) (Hadi) *
Joldi (take 5) (5:08) *
Untitled Percussion Composition (7:18) *

* previously unissued
** previously unissued alternate take

Line-up/Musicians

Disc 1, 1-9: Spaulding Givens (Nadi Qamar) (p); Charles Mingus (b)
Disc 1, 10-16: Jackie Paris (voc on 10,11); Bob Benton (voc on 12,13); Lee Konitz (as); Phyllis Pinkerton (p); George Koutzen (cello); Charles Mingus (b); Al Levitt (d)
Disc 1, 17-19: Jackie Paris (voc); Paige Brook (fl, as); John Mehegan (p); Jackson Wiley (cello); Charles Mingus (b); Max Roach (d)
Disc 1, 20-23; Disc 2, 1-2: Spaulding Givens (Nadi Qamar) (p); Charles Mingus (b); Max Roach (d)
Disc 2, 3: Hank Jones (p); Charles Mingus (b); Max Roach (d)
Disc 2, 4-7: Hank Jones (p); Charles Mingus (b); Max Roach (d); Honey Gordon (voc); Richard Gordon, George Gordon, George Gordon, Jr. (voc on 5,6)
Disc 2, 8: Max Roach (d)
Disc 2, 9-14: Bud Powell (p); Charles Mingus (b); Max Roach (d)
Disc 2, 15-17; Disc 3: Dizzy Gillespie (tp); Charlie Parker (as Charlie Chan on original issue) (as); Bud Powell (p); Charles Mingus (b); Max Roach (d)
Disc 4, 1-5: Billy Taylor (p); Charles Mingus (b); unknown (d)
Disc 4, 6-10; Disc 5, 1-5: J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Bennie Green, Willie Dennis (tb); John Lewis (p); Charles Mingus (b); Art Taylor (d)
Disc 5, 6-11: Ernie Royal (tp); Willie Dennis (tb); Eddie Caine (as, fl); Teo Macero (ts, cl); [Danny Bank (bars?)]; John Lewis (p); Jackson Wiley (cello); Charles Mingus (b); Kenny Clarke (d); Janet Thurlow (voc on 8,10,11); Spaulding Givens (Nadi Qamar) (arr)
Disc 5, 12-14; Disc 6, 1-8: Paul Bley (p); Charles Mingus (b); Art Blakey (d)
Disc 6, 9-12: Julius Watkins (frh); Phil Urso (ts); Walter Bishop, Jr. (p); Oscar Pettiford (cello); Charles Mingus (b); Percy Brice (d)
Disc 6, 13-18: Thad Jones (tp); Frank Wess (ts, fl); Hank Jones (p); Charles Mingus (b); Kenny Clarke (d)
Disc 7, 1-9: Hazel Scott (p); Charles Mingus (b); Max Roach (d)
Disc 7, 10-14; Disc 8, 1: Thad Jones (tp); John Dennis (p); Charles Mingus (b); Max Roach (d)
Disc 8, 2-9: John Dennis (p); Charles Mingus (b); Max Roach (d)
Disc 8, 10-13: Miles Davis (tp); Britt Woodman (tb); Teddy Charles (vib); Charles Mingus (b); Elvin Jones (d)
Disc 9, 1-3: Don Senay (voc); Thad Jones, Louis Mucci (tp); unknown (brass); John LaPorta, Julius Baker (woodwinds); Billy Taylor (p); unknown (harp); Jackson Wiley (cello); unknown (strings); Milt Hinton, Fred Zimmerman [Charles Mingus?] (b); Joe Morello (d, perc) or unknown (perc); Alonzo Levister (arr)
Disc 9, 4: Thad Jones (tp) overdubbed onto instrumental track (without vocal) from preceding session
Disc 9, 5-11; Disc 10; Disc 11, 1-7: Eddie Bert (tb); George Barrow (ts); Mal Waldron (p); Charles Mingus (b); Willie Jones (d except on Disc 9, #7,11; Disc 10, #3,8,9; Disc 11, #1); Max Roach (d on Disc 9, #7,11; Disc 10, #3,8,9; Disc 11, #1)
Disc 11, 8-13; Disc 12, 1-2: Jimmy Knepper (tb); Joe Maini (as); Bill Triglia (p); Charles Mingus (b); Dannie Richmond (d)
Disc 12, 3-15: Clarence Shaw (tp); Shafi Hadi (ts); Pepper Adams (bars); Wade Legge or Wynton Kelly (p); Charles Mingus or Henry Grimes (b); Dannie Richmond (d)
Disc 12, 16: unknown (fl) (Shafi Hadi?); Charles Mingus (miscellaneous perc including piano perc); Dannie Richmond (d); unidentified others (probably including Jimmy Knepper, Clarence Shaw, Horace Parlan or Phineas Newborn) (miscellaneous perc)

About this release

Debut 12-DCD-4402-2/Fantasy

Disc 1, 1-6: on Debut DLP-1 (10") as Spaulding Givens/Charles Mingus - Strings and Keys
Disc 1, 11 and 16: on Debut M-101 (78rpm)
Disc 1, 14 and 19: on Debut M-103 (78rpm)
Disc 1, 17 and 18: on Debut M-102 (78rpm)
Disc 2, 4 and 6: on Debut M-110 (78rpm)
Disc 2, 5 and 7: on Debut M-111 (78rpm)
Disc 2, 10-14 and Disc 4, 4: on Debut DLP-3 (10") as The Amazing Bud Powell - Jazz at Massey Hall, volume two/trio
Disc 3, 5-8: on Debut DLP-2 (10") as The Quintet - Jazz at Massey Hall, volume one
Disc 3, 9-11: on Debut DLP-4 (10") as The Quintet - Jazz at Massey Hall, volume three
Volumes one and three were combined on Debut DEB-124 (12") as The Quintet - Jazz at Massey Hall

Disc 4, 6 and 9: on Debut DLP-14 (10") as J. J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green, Willie Dennis - Jazz Workshop - Tombone Rapport, volume 2
Disc 4, 7 and 8; Disc 5, 4: on Debut DLP-5 (10") as J. J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green, Willie Dennis - Jazz Workshop - Tombone Rapport, volume 1
Disc 4, 10; Disc 5, 1-3: on Debut DEB-126 (12") as J. J. Johnson, Kai Winding, Benny Green, Willie Dennis - 4 Trombones
Disc 5, 6-8 and 11: on Debut EP-450 (7") as Charles Mingus Octet - see cover
Disc 5, 13-14; Disc 6, 1-3 and 5: on Debut DLP-7 (10") as Introducing Paul Bley with Charlie Mingus, Art Blakey
Disc 6, 9-12: on Debut DLP-8 (10") as The New Oscar Pettiford Sextet
Disc 6, 13-18: on Debut DLP-12 (10") and Disc 7, 10-13: on Debut DLP-17 (10") both combined on Debut DEB-127 (12") as Thad Jones
Disc 7, 1-6: on Debut DLP-16 (10") as Hazel Scott - Relaxed Piano Moods
Disc 8, 2-5: on Debut DEB-121 (12") as John Dennis - New Piano Expressions
Disc 8, 10-13: on Debut DEB-120 (12") as Miles Davis - Blue Moods
Disc 9, 1 and 3: on Debut M-112 (78rpm)
Disc 9, 5-10: on Debut DEB-123 (12") as Mingus at the Bohemia
Disc 9, 11; Disc 10, 1-5: on Fantasy (Debut Series) F-86009 (12") as The Charles Mingus Quintet + Max Roach
Disc 11, 8-11: on Danish Jazz Worshop DL-101 as Jimmy Knepper
Disc 1, 14 and 18; Disc 2, 3,4,6,8 and 9; Disc 5, 5 and 11;
Disc 6, 8; Disc 9, 2 and 4: on Debut DEB-198 (12") as Various Artists - Autobiography in Jazz
All other tracks first issued in this box set.

Thanks to snobb for the updates

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