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Charles Mingus August 1957

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
trombone
tenor saxophone
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 51st Street Blues Part 1&2 00:05:48
2 East Coasting, Alternate Take 00:05:30
3 East Coasting 00:05:13
4 Memories of You, Alternate Take 00:04:42 Shafi Hadi (alto saxophone)
5 Memories of You 00:04:27 Shafi Hadi (alto saxophone)
6 West Coast Ghost 00:10:28 Dannie Richmond (tambourine)
7 Conversation 00:05:28
8 Celia 00:07:54 (alto saxophone), (omit)
genre: free
Recording Date: 
1957-08 - 1957-08
Leader(s): 
Charles Mingus
Skill/instrument: 
trumpet
Skill/instrument: 
trombone
Skill/instrument: 
tenor saxophone
Skill/instrument: 
piano
Skill/instrument: 
bass
Skill/instrument: 
drums
Personnel: 
Clarence Shaw
Personnel: 
Jimmy Knepper
Personnel: 
Shafi Hadi
Personnel: 
Bill Evans
Personnel: 
Charles Mingus
Personnel: 
Dannie Richmond
Ensemble Size: 
sextet
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

Lord mentions that some discographers list the location as Cincinatti, Ohio, but he, Bruyninckx and Mingus' biographer Brian Priestley all list it as happening in NYC. Lord and Priestley do not give an exact date, Bruyninckx does (August 6th). The order of tracks differ slightly between Priestley, Lord & Bruyninckx. Priestley does not list the alternate tracks for some of the songs that appear in this session.

Also, 51st STreet Blues are listed as one track, with two parts and have two matrix numbers listed in Bruynincx (but not in Priestley or Lord), but were released as a single track on the issue.

As for personnel, Shafi Hadi sometimes plays only tenor sax and sometimes both tenor and alto. Only on "Celia" does he only play Alto, and I have indicated that by saying "omit" Shafi Hadi and also "alto sax, Shafi hadi" as opposed to simply adding him on the track as alto (since that wouldn't differentiate the track from the one where he actually DOES play both instruments)

-JS

Sources: 
lordisco, bruyninckx, allmusic, Brian Priestley