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Charles Mingus July 18, 1957

Main Session Personnel
trumpet
trombone
tenor saxophone
piano
bass
drums
# Tracks Playtime Issue Variance from Main Session Personnel
1 Dizzy Moods 00:05:51
Charlie Mingus - Tijuana Moods [Expanded]
Catalog #: Bluebird RCA/RCA 09026638402
2 Dizzy Moods (Alternate Take) 00:08:26
Charlie Mingus - Tijuana Moods [Expanded]
Catalog #: Bluebird RCA/RCA 09026638402
3 Dizzy Moods (Breakdown) 00:00:47
Charlie Mingus - Tijuana Moods [Expanded]
Catalog #: Bluebird RCA/RCA 09026638402
4 Dizzy Moods (Bass solo) 00:01:37
Charlie Mingus - Tijuana Moods [Expanded]
Catalog #: Bluebird RCA/RCA 09026638402
(castanets), (castanets, vocal)
5 Dizzy Moods (Bass solo) 00:00:01 (castanets), (castanets, vocal)
6 Dizzy Moods (Bass solo) 00:00:01 (castanets), (castanets, vocal)
7 Ysabel's Table Dance 00:10:28
Charlie Mingus - Tijuana Moods [Expanded]
Catalog #: Bluebird RCA/RCA 09026638402
(alto saxophone), (castanets, vocal), (castanets)
8 Ysabel's Table Dance (alternate) 00:11:52
Charlie Mingus - Tijuana Moods [Expanded]
Catalog #: Bluebird RCA/RCA 09026638402
(alto saxophone), (castanets, vocal), (castanets)
9 Ysabel's Table Dance (alternate) 00:13:11
Charlie Mingus - Tijuana Moods [Expanded]
Catalog #: Bluebird RCA/RCA 09026638402
(alto saxophone), (castanets, vocal), (castanets)
10 Ysabel's Table Dance (breakdown) 00:00:01 (alto saxophone), (castanets, vocal), (castanets)
11 Los Mariachis 00:10:19
Charlie Mingus - Tijuana Moods [Expanded]
Catalog #: Bluebird RCA/RCA 09026638402
(alto saxophone), (vocal)
12 Los Mariachis (alternate) 00:12:31
Charlie Mingus - Tijuana Moods [Expanded]
Catalog #: Bluebird RCA/RCA 09026638402
(alto saxophone), (vocal)
13 Los Mariachis (false start/breakdown_Multiple takes) 00:00:01
Charlie Mingus - Tijuana Moods [Expanded]
Catalog #: Bluebird RCA/RCA 09026638402
Lonne Elder (spoken word)
genre: free
Recording Date: 
1957-07-18
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 Triglia
Personnel: 
Charles Mingus
Personnel: 
Dannie Richmond
Venue Type: 
studio
Venue Location: 
New York, New York
Session Details: 

There is a lot of discrepancy between lord, bruyninckx and jazzdisco, with regard to track order and how many tracks for each song (number of bass solos, alt takes, false starts differ). Personnel is slightly different, at least in terms of how they are noted, if you look at the different entries on Lord, Bruyninckx and Jazzdisco. I've tried to find the most common sense record between those three (and allmusic's record of the issue).


Lord for some reason lists four extra "bass solo" tracks of "Dizzy Moods" which cannot be found in Bruyninckx, Jazz Disco, or on the explanded issue of Tijuana Moods, the issue on which the vast majority of these tracks and their alternates are found. The others just list a single "bass solo" alternate track. Oddly, although it is parenthetically called "bass solo", there is no indication that that actually means it is Mingus alone, with the other musicians laying out.

Finally "Los Mariachis" was apparently recorded multiple times, but listed as breakdowns, false starts and/or rehearsals by Jazzdisco, Bruyninckx and Lord. They differ on how many exactly, who was present on each take, and whether one was a breakdown, a false start or a rehearsal, so I have made a stand-in track of "Los Mariachis" for all the breakdowns and false starts, since there seems to be no definitive answer.

ALSO, NO MATRIX NUMBERS ARE LISTED. THERE WERE TOO MANY DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN LORD, BRUYNINCKX AND JAZZDISCO TO DETERMINE WHICH IS CORRECT.

-JS

Sources: 
jazzdisco.org, lordisco, bruyninckx, allmusic