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Charles Mingus - The Complete Debut Recordings

# Tracks Playtime Session Session Personnel & Personnel Variances for Tracks
1 What Is This Thing Called Love? 3:02 Charles Mingus April 1951 Nadi Qamar (piano), Charles Mingus (bass)
2 Darn That Dream 3:38 Charles Mingus April 1951 Nadi Qamar (piano), Charles Mingus (bass)
3 Yesterdays 3:05 Charles Mingus April 1951
(variance) -- Charles Mingus (piano), Nadi Qamar (omit),
4 Body and Soul 3:34 Charles Mingus April 1951 Nadi Qamar (piano), Charles Mingus (bass)
5 Blue Moon 3:33 Charles Mingus April 1951 Nadi Qamar (piano), Charles Mingus (bass)
6 Blue Tide 3:10 Charles Mingus April 1951 Nadi Qamar (piano), Charles Mingus (bass)
7 Darn that Dream (alternate) 3:37 Charles Mingus April 1951 Nadi Qamar (piano), Charles Mingus (bass)
8 Jeepers Creepers (Take One) 3:37 Charles Mingus April 1951 Nadi Qamar (piano), Charles Mingus (bass)
9 Jeepers Creepers (Take Two) 3:03 Charles Mingus April 1951 Nadi Qamar (piano), Charles Mingus (bass)
10 Portrait 3:14 Charles Mingus April 12, 1952 Lee Konitz (alto saxophone), Phyllis Pinkerton (piano), George Koutzen (cello), Charles Mingus (bass), Al Levitt (drums)
(variance) -- Jackie Paris (vocal)
11 Portrait 3:12 Charles Mingus April 12, 1952 Lee Konitz (alto saxophone), Phyllis Pinkerton (piano), George Koutzen (cello), Charles Mingus (bass), Al Levitt (drums)
(variance) -- Jackie Paris (vocal)
12 I've Lost My Love (Take 1) 3:04 Charles Mingus April 12, 1952 Lee Konitz (alto saxophone), Phyllis Pinkerton (piano), George Koutzen (cello), Charles Mingus (bass), Al Levitt (drums)
(variance) -- Bob Benton (vocal)
13 I've Lost My Love (Take 2) 3:04 Charles Mingus April 12, 1952 Lee Konitz (alto saxophone), Phyllis Pinkerton (piano), George Koutzen (cello), Charles Mingus (bass), Al Levitt (drums)
(variance) -- Bob Benton (vocal)
14 Extrasensory Perception 2:50 Charles Mingus April 12, 1952 Lee Konitz (alto saxophone), Phyllis Pinkerton (piano), George Koutzen (cello), Charles Mingus (bass), Al Levitt (drums)
15 Extrasensory Perception 2:44 Charles Mingus April 12, 1952 Lee Konitz (alto saxophone), Phyllis Pinkerton (piano), George Koutzen (cello), Charles Mingus (bass), Al Levitt (drums)
16 Make Believe 3:04 Charles Mingus September 16, 1952 Paige Brook (alto saxophone, flute), Jackson Wiley (cello), John Mehegan (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums), Jackie Paris (vocal)
17 Paris in Blue (complete) 0:00 Charles Mingus September 16, 1952 Paige Brook (alto saxophone, flute), Jackson Wiley (cello), John Mehegan (piano), Jackie Paris (vocal)
(variance) -- Charles Mingus (narrator), Max Roach (voice)
18 Montage 2:54 Charles Mingus September 16, 1952 Paige Brook (alto saxophone, flute), Jackson Wiley (cello), John Mehegan (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums), Jackie Paris (vocal)
19 Day Dream (Take 1) 3:42 Spaulding Givens April 14, 1953 Nadi Qamar (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
20 Day Dream (Take 2) 2:38 Spaulding Givens April 14, 1953 Nadi Qamar (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
21 Theme from "Rhapsody in Blue" (Take 1) 3:24 Spaulding Givens April 14, 1953 Nadi Qamar (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
22 Theme from "Rhapsody in Blue" (Take 2) 2:39 Spaulding Givens April 14, 1953 Nadi Qamar (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
23 Jet (Take 1) 2:44 Spaulding Givens April 14, 1953 Nadi Qamar (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
24 Jet (Take 2) 2:35 Spaulding Givens April 14, 1953 Nadi Qamar (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
25 You Go To My Head (Medley) 2:42 Hank Jones April 29, 1953 Hank Jones (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
26 Can You Blame Me 2:48 Hank Jones April 29, 1953 Hank Jones (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
(variance) -- Honey Gordon (vocal)
27 You and Me 2:47 Hank Jones April 29, 1953 Hank Jones (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
(variance) -- George Gordon, Jr. (vocal), George Gordon, Sr. (vocal), Richard Gordon (vocal)
28 Bebopper 2:40 Hank Jones April 29, 1953 Hank Jones (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
(variance) -- George Gordon, Jr. (vocal), George Gordon, Sr. (vocal), Richard Gordon (vocal)
29 Cupid 2:46 Hank Jones April 29, 1953 Hank Jones (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
(variance) -- Honey Gordon (vocal)
30 I've Got You Under My Skin 2:49 Bud Powell May 15, 1953 Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
31 Embraceable You 4:18 Bud Powell May 15, 1953 Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
32 Sure Thing 2:03 Bud Powell May 15, 1953 Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
33 Cherokee 4:48 Bud Powell May 15, 1953 Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
34 Hallelujah (Jubilee) 3:51 Bud Powell May 15, 1953 Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
35 Lullaby of Birdland 2:29 Bud Powell May 15, 1953 Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
36 Drum Conversation 4:02 Charlie Parker May 15, 1953 Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
(variance) -- Charlie Parker (omit), Dizzy Gillespie (omit),
37 Wee 6:45 Charlie Parker May 15, 1953 Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
38 Hot House 9:18 Charlie Parker May 15, 1953 Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
39 A Night In Tunisia 7:33 Charlie Parker May 15, 1953 Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
40 Perdido 7:53 Charlie Parker May 15, 1953 Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
41 Salt Peanuts 7:30 Charlie Parker May 15, 1953 Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
42 All The Things You Are 7:14 Charlie Parker May 15, 1953 Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
43 52nd St. Theme 0:38 Charlie Parker May 15, 1953 Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
44 Perdido 7:53 Charlie Parker May 15, 1953 Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
45 Salt Peanuts 7:30 Charlie Parker May 15, 1953 Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
46 All The Things You Are 7:14 Charlie Parker May 15, 1953 Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
47 52nd St. Theme 0:38 Charlie Parker May 15, 1953 Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
48 Wee 6:45 Charlie Parker May 15, 1953 Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
49 Hot House 9:18 Charlie Parker May 15, 1953 Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
50 A Night In Tunisia 7:33 Charlie Parker May 15, 1953 Charlie Parker (alto saxophone), Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), Bud Powell (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
51 Bass-ically Speaking 3:58 Billy Taylor Summer 1953 Billy Taylor (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
52 Bass-ically Speaking 3:50 Billy Taylor Summer 1953 Billy Taylor (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
53 Bass-ically Speaking 3:51 Billy Taylor Summer 1953 Billy Taylor (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
54 Bass-ically Speaking 3:52 Billy Taylor Summer 1953 Billy Taylor (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
55 Untitled Blues 2:35 Billy Taylor Summer 1953 Billy Taylor (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
56 Wee Dot (Blues for Some Bones) 14:17 J.J. Johnson September 18, 1953 J.J. Johnson (trombone), Kai Winding (trombone), Bennie Green (trombone), Willie Dennis (trombone), John Lewis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
57 Stardust 4:52 J.J. Johnson September 18, 1953 J.J. Johnson (trombone), Kai Winding (trombone), Bennie Green (trombone), Willie Dennis (trombone), John Lewis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
58 Move 6:48 J.J. Johnson September 18, 1953 J.J. Johnson (trombone), Kai Winding (trombone), Bennie Green (trombone), Willie Dennis (trombone), John Lewis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
59 I'll Remember April 11:04 J.J. Johnson September 18, 1953 J.J. Johnson (trombone), Kai Winding (trombone), Bennie Green (trombone), Willie Dennis (trombone), John Lewis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
60 Now's the Time 14:22 J.J. Johnson September 18, 1953 J.J. Johnson (trombone), Kai Winding (trombone), Bennie Green (trombone), Willie Dennis (trombone), John Lewis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
61 Trombosphere 3:24 J.J. Johnson September 18, 1953 J.J. Johnson (trombone), Kai Winding (trombone), Bennie Green (trombone), Willie Dennis (trombone), John Lewis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
62 Ow! 15:11 J.J. Johnson September 18, 1953 J.J. Johnson (trombone), Kai Winding (trombone), Bennie Green (trombone), Willie Dennis (trombone), John Lewis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
63 Chazzanova 4:54 J.J. Johnson September 18, 1953 J.J. Johnson (trombone), Kai Winding (trombone), Bennie Green (trombone), Willie Dennis (trombone), John Lewis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
64 Yesterdays 10:04 J.J. Johnson September 18, 1953 J.J. Johnson (trombone), Kai Winding (trombone), Bennie Green (trombone), Willie Dennis (trombone), John Lewis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
65 Kai's Kid (Kai's Day) 5:22 J.J. Johnson September 18, 1953 J.J. Johnson (trombone), Kai Winding (trombone), Bennie Green (trombone), Willie Dennis (trombone), John Lewis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Taylor (drums)
66 Pink Topsy 3:03 Charles Mingus October 28, 1953 Ernie Royal (trumpet), Willie Dennis (trombone), Eddie Caine (alto saxophone, flute), Teo Macero (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Danny Bank (baritone saxophone), Jackson Wiley (cello), John Lewis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums), Paul Bley (Conductor), Nadi Qamar (arranger)
67 Miss Bliss 3:03 Charles Mingus October 28, 1953 Ernie Royal (trumpet), Willie Dennis (trombone), Eddie Caine (alto saxophone, flute), Teo Macero (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Danny Bank (baritone saxophone), Jackson Wiley (cello), John Lewis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums), Paul Bley (Conductor), Nadi Qamar (arranger)
68 Blue Tide 3:08 Charles Mingus October 28, 1953 Ernie Royal (trumpet), Willie Dennis (trombone), Eddie Caine (alto saxophone, flute), Teo Macero (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Danny Bank (baritone saxophone), Jackson Wiley (cello), John Lewis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums), Paul Bley (Conductor), Nadi Qamar (arranger)
(variance) -- Janet Thurlow (vocal)
69 Pink Topsy (edited version) 3:38 Charles Mingus October 28, 1953 Ernie Royal (trumpet), Willie Dennis (trombone), Eddie Caine (alto saxophone, flute), Teo Macero (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Danny Bank (baritone saxophone), Jackson Wiley (cello), John Lewis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums), Paul Bley (Conductor), Nadi Qamar (arranger)
70 Eclipse 2:57 Charles Mingus October 28, 1953 Ernie Royal (trumpet), Willie Dennis (trombone), Eddie Caine (alto saxophone, flute), Teo Macero (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Danny Bank (baritone saxophone), Jackson Wiley (cello), John Lewis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums), Paul Bley (Conductor), Nadi Qamar (arranger)
(variance) -- Janet Thurlow (vocal)
71 Eclipse 2:54 Charles Mingus October 28, 1953 Ernie Royal (trumpet), Willie Dennis (trombone), Eddie Caine (alto saxophone, flute), Teo Macero (tenor saxophone, clarinet), Danny Bank (baritone saxophone), Jackson Wiley (cello), John Lewis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums), Paul Bley (Conductor), Nadi Qamar (arranger)
(variance) -- Janet Thurlow (vocal)
72 Opus I 3:21 Paul Bley November 30, 1953 Paul Bley (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Blakey (drums)
73 Opus I 4:08 Paul Bley November 30, 1953 Paul Bley (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Blakey (drums)
74 Walkin' (Teapot) 4:28 Paul Bley November 30, 1953 Paul Bley (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Blakey (drums)
75 Like Someone In Love 4:03 Paul Bley November 30, 1953 Paul Bley (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Blakey (drums)
76 I Can't Get Started 3:37 Paul Bley November 30, 1953 Paul Bley (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Blakey (drums)
77 Spontaneous Combustion 4:15 Paul Bley November 30, 1953 Paul Bley (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Blakey (drums)
78 The Theme 3:40 Paul Bley November 30, 1953 Paul Bley (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Blakey (drums)
79 Split Kick 3:05 Paul Bley November 30, 1953 Paul Bley (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Blakey (drums)
80 This Time the Dream's On Me 3:07 Paul Bley November 30, 1953 Paul Bley (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Blakey (drums)
81 Zootcase 2:33 Paul Bley November 30, 1953 Paul Bley (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Blakey (drums)
82 Santa Claus Is Coming to Town 3:22 Paul Bley November 30, 1953 Paul Bley (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Art Blakey (drums)
83 The Pendulum at the Falcon's Lair 4:40 Oscar Pettiford December 29, 1953 Julius Watkins (french horn), Phil Urso (tenor saxophone), Walter Bishop Jr. (piano), Oscar Pettiford (cello), Charles Mingus (bass), Percy Brice (drums)
84 Jack, The Fieldstalker 4:30 Oscar Pettiford December 29, 1953 Julius Watkins (french horn), Phil Urso (tenor saxophone), Walter Bishop Jr. (piano), Oscar Pettiford (cello), Charles Mingus (bass), Percy Brice (drums)
85 Stockholm Sweetnin' 4:11 Oscar Pettiford December 29, 1953 Julius Watkins (french horn), Phil Urso (tenor saxophone), Walter Bishop Jr. (piano), Oscar Pettiford (cello), Charles Mingus (bass), Percy Brice (drums)
86 Low and Behold 3:26 Oscar Pettiford December 29, 1953 Julius Watkins (french horn), Phil Urso (tenor saxophone), Walter Bishop Jr. (piano), Oscar Pettiford (cello), Charles Mingus (bass), Percy Brice (drums)
87 Bitty Ditty 00:04:53 Thad Jones August 11, 1954 Thad Jones (trumpet), Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute), Hank Jones (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)
88 Chazzanova 00:03:41 Thad Jones August 11, 1954 Thad Jones (trumpet), Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute), Hank Jones (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)
89 I'll Remember April 00:03:48 Thad Jones August 11, 1954 Thad Jones (trumpet), Hank Jones (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)
(variance) -- Frank Wess (omit),
90 Elusive 00:05:12 Thad Jones August 11, 1954 Thad Jones (trumpet), Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute), Hank Jones (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)
91 Sombre Intrusion 00:02:46 Thad Jones August 11, 1954 Thad Jones (trumpet), Frank Wess (tenor saxophone, flute), Hank Jones (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)
92 You Don't Know What Love Is 00:03:29 Thad Jones August 11, 1954 Thad Jones (trumpet), Hank Jones (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)
(variance) -- Frank Wess (omit),
93 Like Someone In Love 3:47 Hazel Scott January 21, 1955 Hazel Scott (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
94 Peace of Mind 4:02 Hazel Scott January 21, 1955 Hazel Scott (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
95 Lament 4:43 Hazel Scott January 21, 1955 Hazel Scott (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
96 The Jeep Is Jumpin' 3:56 Hazel Scott January 21, 1955 Hazel Scott (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
97 Git Up From There 4:26 Hazel Scott January 21, 1955 Hazel Scott (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
98 A Foggy Day 6:04 Hazel Scott January 21, 1955 Hazel Scott (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
99 Mountain Greenery 4:44 Hazel Scott January 21, 1955 Hazel Scott (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
100 Git Up From There 3:56 Hazel Scott January 21, 1955 Hazel Scott (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
101 Lament 4:56 Hazel Scott January 21, 1955 Hazel Scott (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
102 One More 7:30 Thad Jones March 10, 1955 Thad Jones (trumpet), John Dennis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
103 I Can't Get Started 6:06 Thad Jones March 10, 1955 Thad Jones (trumpet), John Dennis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
104 More Of The Same 5:14 Thad Jones March 10, 1955 Thad Jones (trumpet), John Dennis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
105 Get Out Of Town 8:43 Thad Jones March 10, 1955 Thad Jones (trumpet), John Dennis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
106 One More (Edited Version) 4:00 Thad Jones March 10, 1955 Thad Jones (trumpet), John Dennis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
107 Get Out Of Town 7:28 Thad Jones March 10, 1955 Thad Jones (trumpet), John Dennis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
108 Ensenada 5:25 John Dennis March 10, 1955 John Dennis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
109 Machajo 4:02 John Dennis March 10, 1955 John Dennis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
110 Cherokee 4:17 John Dennis March 10, 1955 John Dennis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
111 Seven Moons 4:03 John Dennis March 10, 1955 John Dennis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
112 Seven Moons 4:19 John Dennis March 10, 1955 John Dennis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
113 All The Things You Are (Take 1) 5:27 John Dennis March 10, 1955 John Dennis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
114 All The Things You Are (Take 2) 4:12 John Dennis March 10, 1955 John Dennis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
115 Cherokee 5:11 John Dennis March 10, 1955 John Dennis (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Max Roach (drums)
116 Nature Boy 6:12 Miles Davis July 9, 1955 Miles Davis (trumpet), Britt Woodman (trombone), Teddy Charles (vibraphone), Charles Mingus (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
117 Alone Together 7:13 Miles Davis July 9, 1955 Miles Davis (trumpet), Britt Woodman (trombone), Teddy Charles (vibraphone), Charles Mingus (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
118 There's No You 8:01 Miles Davis July 9, 1955 Miles Davis (trumpet), Britt Woodman (trombone), Teddy Charles (vibraphone), Charles Mingus (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
119 Easy Living 5:02 Miles Davis July 9, 1955 Miles Davis (trumpet), Britt Woodman (trombone), Teddy Charles (vibraphone), Charles Mingus (bass), Elvin Jones (drums)
120 The Edge Of Love 2:48 Alonzo Levister September 19, 1955 or September 17, 1954 Louis Mucci (trumpet), unknown (trombone, french horn, oboe, harp, strings), Julius Baker (flute), John LaPorta (alto saxophone, clarinet), Jackson Wiley (cello), Billy Taylor (piano), Milt Hinton (bass), Fred Zimmerman (bass), Joe Morello (drums, percussion), Morris Lang (timpani), Lonie Levister (Conductor), Charles Mingus (arranger), Don Senay (vocal)
121 Makin' Whoopee 2:38 Alonzo Levister September 19, 1955 or September 17, 1954 Louis Mucci (trumpet), unknown (trombone, french horn, oboe, harp, strings), Julius Baker (flute), John LaPorta (alto saxophone, clarinet), Jackson Wiley (cello), Billy Taylor (piano), Milt Hinton (bass), Fred Zimmerman (bass), Joe Morello (drums, percussion), Morris Lang (timpani), Lonie Levister (Conductor), Charles Mingus (arranger), Don Senay (vocal)
122 Fanny 3:01 Alonzo Levister September 19, 1955 or September 17, 1954 Louis Mucci (trumpet), unknown (trombone, french horn, oboe, harp, strings), Julius Baker (flute), John LaPorta (alto saxophone, clarinet), Jackson Wiley (cello), Billy Taylor (piano), Milt Hinton (bass), Fred Zimmerman (bass), Joe Morello (drums, percussion), Morris Lang (timpani), Lonie Levister (Conductor), Charles Mingus (arranger), Don Senay (vocal)
123 Portrait 2:47 Alonzo Levister September 19, 1955 or September 17, 1954 Louis Mucci (trumpet), unknown (trombone, french horn, oboe, harp, strings), Julius Baker (flute), John LaPorta (alto saxophone, clarinet), Jackson Wiley (cello), Billy Taylor (piano), Milt Hinton (bass), Fred Zimmerman (bass), Joe Morello (drums, percussion), Morris Lang (timpani), Lonie Levister (Conductor), Charles Mingus (arranger), Don Senay (vocal)
(variance) -- Thad Jones (trumpet)
124 Jump Monk 00:06:53 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Willie Jones (drums)
125 Serenade in Blue 00:06:05 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Willie Jones (drums)
126 Percussion Discussion 00:08:39 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Charles Mingus (bass)
(variance) -- Max Roach (drums), Eddie Bert (omit), George Barrow (omit), Mal Waldron (omit), Willie Jones (omit),
127 Work Song 00:06:28 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Willie Jones (drums)
128 Septemberly 00:07:06 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Willie Jones (drums)
129 All the Things You Are in C Sharp Minor 00:06:58 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Willie Jones (drums)
130 I'll Remember April 00:13:13 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass)
(variance) -- Max Roach (drums), Willie Jones (omit),
131 Love Chant 00:07:26 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Willie Jones (drums)
132 A Foggy Day 00:05:36 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Willie Jones (drums)
133 Drums 00:05:38 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass)
(variance) -- Max Roach (drums), Willie Jones (omit),
134 Haitian Fight Song 00:05:27 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Willie Jones (drums)
135 Lady Bird 00:05:58 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Willie Jones (drums)
136 Jump Monk (Alternate Take) 00:11:52 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Willie Jones (drums)
137 All the Things You Are in C Sharp Minor (alternate take) 00:10:44 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Willie Jones (drums)
138 Drums (false start) 00:00:01 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass)
(variance) -- Max Roach (drums), Willie Jones (omit),
139 Drums (alternate take) 00:00:01 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass)
(variance) -- Max Roach (drums), Willie Jones (omit),
140 I'll Remember April 00:13:13 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass)
(variance) -- Max Roach (drums), Willie Jones (omit),
141 A Foggy Day (false start) 00:00:01 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Willie Jones (drums)
142 A Portrait of Bud Powell 00:00:01 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Mal Waldron (piano)
(variance) -- Eddie Bert (omit), George Barrow (omit), Willie Jones (omit), Charles Mingus (omit),
143 Haitian Fight Song (false start) 00:00:01 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Willie Jones (drums)
144 Love Chant (edited) 00:00:01 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Willie Jones (drums)
145 Lady Bird 00:05:58 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Willie Jones (drums)
146 What Is This Thing Called Love? (fragment) 00:00:01 Charles Mingus December 18, 1955 Eddie Bert (trombone), George Barrow (tenor saxophone), Mal Waldron (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Willie Jones (drums)
147 Latter Day Saint 4:00 Jimmy Knepper July 10, 1957 Joe Maini (alto saxophone), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Bill Triglia (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
148 Cunningbird 4:45 Jimmy Knepper July 10, 1957 Joe Maini (alto saxophone), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Bill Triglia (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
149 The Jumpin' Blues (Jump the Blues Away) 4:52 Jimmy Knepper July 10, 1957 Joe Maini (alto saxophone), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Bill Triglia (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
150 The Masher 3:33 Jimmy Knepper July 10, 1957 Joe Maini (alto saxophone), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Bill Triglia (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
151 Latter Day Saint (take 1) 5:22 Jimmy Knepper July 10, 1957 Joe Maini (alto saxophone), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Bill Triglia (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
152 Latter Day Saint (take 2) 3:46 Jimmy Knepper July 10, 1957 Joe Maini (alto saxophone), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Bill Triglia (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
153 The Masher 4:15 Jimmy Knepper July 10, 1957 Joe Maini (alto saxophone), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Bill Triglia (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
154 Latter Day Saint (take #?) 3:51 Jimmy Knepper July 10, 1957 Joe Maini (alto saxophone), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), Bill Triglia (piano), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
155 We Got Blue 03:55 Shafi Hadi September 1957 Clarence Shaw (trumpet), Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophone), Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone), Wade Legge (piano), Wynton Kelly (piano), Henry Grimes (bass), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
156 Stella By Starlight (Take 4) 03:57 Shafi Hadi September 1957 Clarence Shaw (trumpet), Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophone), Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone), Wade Legge (piano), Wynton Kelly (piano), Henry Grimes (bass), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
157 Stella By Starlight (Take 5) 03:53 Shafi Hadi September 1957 Clarence Shaw (trumpet), Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophone), Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone), Wade Legge (piano), Wynton Kelly (piano), Henry Grimes (bass), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
158 Untitled Original Blues (Take 3) 05:17 Shafi Hadi September 1957 Clarence Shaw (trumpet), Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophone), Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone), Wade Legge (piano), Wynton Kelly (piano), Henry Grimes (bass), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
159 Untitled Original Blues (Take 5) 04:34 Shafi Hadi September 1957 Clarence Shaw (trumpet), Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophone), Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone), Wade Legge (piano), Wynton Kelly (piano), Henry Grimes (bass), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
160 Autumn in New York (Take 1) 05:29 Shafi Hadi September 1957 Clarence Shaw (trumpet), Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophone), Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone), Wade Legge (piano), Wynton Kelly (piano), Henry Grimes (bass), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
161 Autumn in New York (Take 2) 05:05 Shafi Hadi September 1957 Clarence Shaw (trumpet), Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophone), Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone), Wade Legge (piano), Wynton Kelly (piano), Henry Grimes (bass), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
162 Long Ago And Far Away (Take 2) 03:24 Shafi Hadi September 1957 Clarence Shaw (trumpet), Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophone), Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone), Wade Legge (piano), Wynton Kelly (piano), Henry Grimes (bass), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
163 Long Ago And Far Away (Take 4) 03:11 Shafi Hadi September 1957 Clarence Shaw (trumpet), Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophone), Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone), Wade Legge (piano), Wynton Kelly (piano), Henry Grimes (bass), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
164 Long Ago And Far Away (Take 5) 03:17 Shafi Hadi September 1957 Clarence Shaw (trumpet), Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophone), Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone), Wade Legge (piano), Wynton Kelly (piano), Henry Grimes (bass), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
165 Untitled Original Blues (Take 2) 04:00 Shafi Hadi September 1957 Clarence Shaw (trumpet), Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophone), Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone), Wade Legge (piano), Wynton Kelly (piano), Henry Grimes (bass), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
166 Joldi (Take 4) 05:24 Shafi Hadi September 1957 Clarence Shaw (trumpet), Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophone), Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone), Wade Legge (piano), Wynton Kelly (piano), Henry Grimes (bass), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
167 Joldi (Take 5/6) 05:08 Shafi Hadi September 1957 Clarence Shaw (trumpet), Shafi Hadi (tenor saxophone), Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone), Wade Legge (piano), Wynton Kelly (piano), Henry Grimes (bass), Charles Mingus (bass), Dannie Richmond (drums)
168 Untitled Percussion Composition 7:18 Charles Mingus October 1957 (probably) or late 1957/early 1958 Shafi Hadi (flute), Charles Mingus (piano, percussion, voice), Dannie Richmond (drums), Jimmy Knepper (percussion), Horace Parlan (percussion), Phineas Newborn Jr. (percussion), Clarence Shaw (percussion)
Leader(s): 
Charles Mingus
Label Name: 
Jazz Classics
Catalog Number: 
12DCD 44022
Tracks: 
Darn That Dream
Tracks: 
Yesterdays
Tracks: 
Body and Soul
Tracks: 
Blue Moon
Tracks: 
Blue Tide
Tracks: 
Portrait
Tracks: 
Portrait
Tracks: 
Make Believe
Tracks: 
Montage
Tracks: 
Day Dream (Take 1)
Tracks: 
Day Dream (Take 2)
Tracks: 
Jet (Take 1)
Tracks: 
Jet (Take 2)
Tracks: 
Can You Blame Me
Tracks: 
You and Me
Tracks: 
Bebopper
Tracks: 
Cupid
Tracks: 
Embraceable You
Tracks: 
Sure Thing
Tracks: 
Cherokee
Tracks: 
Drum Conversation
Tracks: 
Wee
Tracks: 
Hot House
Tracks: 
A Night In Tunisia
Tracks: 
Perdido
Tracks: 
Salt Peanuts
Tracks: 
52nd St. Theme
Tracks: 
Perdido
Tracks: 
Salt Peanuts
Tracks: 
52nd St. Theme
Tracks: 
Wee
Tracks: 
Hot House
Tracks: 
A Night In Tunisia
Tracks: 
Untitled Blues
Tracks: 
Stardust
Tracks: 
Move
Tracks: 
Now's the Time
Tracks: 
Trombosphere
Tracks: 
Ow!
Tracks: 
Chazzanova
Tracks: 
Yesterdays
Tracks: 
Pink Topsy
Tracks: 
Miss Bliss
Tracks: 
Blue Tide
Tracks: 
Eclipse
Tracks: 
Eclipse
Tracks: 
Opus I
Tracks: 
Opus I
Tracks: 
Walkin' (Teapot)
Tracks: 
The Theme
Tracks: 
Split Kick
Tracks: 
Zootcase
Tracks: 
Low and Behold
Tracks: 
Bitty Ditty
Tracks: 
Chazzanova
Tracks: 
Elusive
Tracks: 
Peace of Mind
Tracks: 
Lament
Tracks: 
Git Up From There
Tracks: 
A Foggy Day
Tracks: 
Mountain Greenery
Tracks: 
Git Up From There
Tracks: 
Lament
Tracks: 
One More
Tracks: 
More Of The Same
Tracks: 
Get Out Of Town
Tracks: 
Get Out Of Town
Tracks: 
Ensenada
Tracks: 
Machajo
Tracks: 
Cherokee
Tracks: 
Seven Moons
Tracks: 
Seven Moons
Tracks: 
Cherokee
Tracks: 
Nature Boy
Tracks: 
Alone Together
Tracks: 
There's No You
Tracks: 
Easy Living
Tracks: 
The Edge Of Love
Tracks: 
Makin' Whoopee
Tracks: 
Fanny
Tracks: 
Portrait
Tracks: 
Jump Monk
Tracks: 
Serenade in Blue
Tracks: 
Work Song
Tracks: 
Septemberly
Tracks: 
Love Chant
Tracks: 
A Foggy Day
Tracks: 
Drums
Tracks: 
Haitian Fight Song
Tracks: 
Lady Bird
Tracks: 
Lady Bird
Tracks: 
Latter Day Saint
Tracks: 
Cunningbird
Tracks: 
The Masher
Tracks: 
The Masher
Tracks: 
We Got Blue
Tracks: 
Joldi (Take 4)
Tracks: 
Joldi (Take 5/6)
Format: 
CD
Issue Status: 
reissue
Post-production audio editing
Remaster: 
no
Remix: 
no
Overdub: 
no
Overdub Personnel: 
Charles Mingus
Sources: 
http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-complete-debut-recordings-mw0000654797
Issue Details: 

The Parker-Gillespie-Powell-Mingus-Roach May 15, 1953 set at Massey Hall appears twice here, with and without Mingus's overdubs. The Mingus quintet concert at Cafe Bohemia on December 18, 1955 also has some tracks appearing multiple times because of some studio edits. -CD