The Record Collection

Charles Mingus: The Clown

Atlantic 1260

Track list:

01 – Haitian Fight Song
02 – Blue Cee
03 – Reincarnation of a Lovebird
04 – The Clown

Bonus Tracks
05 – Passions of a Woman Loved
06 – Tonight at Noon

Personnel:

Charles Mingus – Bass
Shafi Hadi (aka Curtis Porter) – Tenor and Alto Saxes
Jimmy Knepper – Trombone
Wade Legge – Piano
Danie Richmond – Drums
Jean Shepherd – Improvised Narration on The Clown

Recorded and released in 1957 on Atlantic Records as SD-1260
Producer – Nesuhi Ertegün
Recording Engineers – Tom Dowd & Larry Hill

A deluxe edition of The Clown was issued in 2000 (Rhino 8122-72749-2) features two bonus tracks (#05,06).

All the tracks were recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York City, on March 12, 1957 except for “The Clown”, recorded on February 13, 1957.

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