The Record Collection

Charles Mingus: Mingus Ah Um (50th anniversary)

Columbia/Legacy 8697 48010

Track list:

Mingus Ah Um:
01 – Better Git It In Your Soul
02 – Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
03 – Boogie Stop Shuffle
04 – Self-Portrait In Three Colors
05 – Open Letter To Duke
06 – Bird Calls
07 – Fables of Faubus
08 – Pussy Cat Dues
09 – Jelly Roll
+ Mingus Ah Um Bonus Tracks:
10 – Pedal Point Blues
11 – GG Train
12 – Girl of My Dreams
+ Mingus Ah Um Alternate Takes:
13 – Bird Calls (Alt Tk)
14 – Better Git It In Your Soul (Alt Tk)
15 – Jelly Roll (Alt Tk)

Personnel:

Mingus Ah Um:
#01,06-10: (recorded 30th Street Studio, NYC, May 5, 1959)
Charles Mingus – bass, piano #10
John Handy – alto sax, clarinet #08
Booker Ervin – tenor sax
Shafi Hadi – alto sax #06,09, tenor sax
Jimmy Knepper – trombone
Horace Parlan – piano
Dannie Richmond – drums

Mingus Ah Um:
#02-05,11,12: (recorded 30th Street Studio, NYC, May 12, 1959)
Charles Mingus – bass
John Handy – alto sax, tenor sax #02
Booker Ervin – tenor sax
Shafi Hadi – alto sax #05,12, tenor sax
Willie Dennis – trombone
Horace Parlan – piano
Dannie Richmond – drums

Original Recording produced by Teo Macero
Recording Engineers: Ray Moore, Fred Plaut

Mingus Ah Um, the first album for Columbia by Charles Mingus, was recorded and released in 1959.

Charles Mingus and his Jazz Groups: Mingus Dynasty 

Track list:

Mingus Dynasty:
01 – Slop
02 – Diane
03 – Song With Orange
04 – Gunslinging Bird
05 – Things Ain’t What They Used To Be
06 – Far Wells, Mill Valley
07 – New Now, Know How
08 – Mood Indigo
09 – Put Me In That Dungeon
+ Mingus Dynasty Bonus Tracks:
10 – Strollin’ (Nostalgia In Times Square)

Personnel:

Mingus Dynasty:
#02-04,06,07,10: (recorded Nov. 1, 1959)
Charles Mingus – bass
Dannie Richmond – drums
John Handy – alto sax
Booker Ervin – tenor sax
Benny Golson – tenor sax
Jerome Richardson – Baritone sax, flute
Jimmy Knepper – trombone
Roland Hanna – piano
Nico Benick – piano #07,10
Theodore Cohen – vibes
Dick Williams – trumpet
Honey Gordon – vocals #10

#01,05,08,09: (recorded Nov. 13, 1959)
Charles Mingus – bass
Dannie Richmond – drums
John Handy – alto sax
Booker Ervin – tenor sax
Jimmy Knepper – trombone
Roland Hanna – piano
Mauric Brown, Seymour Barab – cello #01,09
Donald Ellis – trumpet

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