The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection

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All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The ten-disc 2012 Charles Mingus anthology The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection brings together all of the legendary bassist's albums recorded for Columbia and RCA from the '50s to the '70s. Included here are 1959's Mingus Dynasty, 1959's Mingus Ah Um, 1962's Tijuana Moods, 1972's Let My Children Hear Music, and 1972's Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert. Also featured is Gunther Schuller's 1989 recording of the lengthy, 130-minute Mingus composition released in 1990 as Epitaph. There are also three discs of alternate takes from the various releases.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Matt Collar
The ten-disc 2012 Charles Mingus anthology The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection brings together all of the legendary bassist's albums recorded for Columbia and RCA from the '50s to the '70s. Included here are 1959's Mingus Dynasty, 1959's Mingus Ah Um, 1962's Tijuana Moods, 1972's Let My Children Hear Music, and 1972's Charles Mingus and Friends in Concert. Also featured is Gunther Schuller's 1989 recording of the lengthy, 130-minute Mingus composition released in 1990 as Epitaph. There are also three discs of alternate takes from the various releases.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/31/2012
  • Label: Sony Legacy
  • UPC: 886979795921
  • Catalog Number: 797959

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Dizzy Moods (5:51)
  2. 2 Ysabel's Table Dance (10:28)
  3. 3 Tijuana Gift Shop (3:52)
  4. 4 Los Mariachis (10:19)
  5. 5 Flamingo (5:40)
  6. 6 Dizzy Moods (8:26)
  7. 7 Ysabel's Table Dance [Alternate Take (13:11)
  8. 8 Los Mariachis (12:31)
  9. 9 Flamingo (6:43)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Tijuana Gift Shop (4:46)
  2. 2 A Colloquial Dream (AKA Scenes In The City) (10:58)
  3. 3 Flamingo (8:19)
  4. 4 Ysabel's Table Dance [Alternate Take (11:52)
  5. 5 Dizzy's Moods (1:35)
  6. 6 Dizzy's Moods (0:47)
  7. 7 Tijuana Gift Shop (7:14)
  8. 8 Tijuana Gift Shop (1:26)
  9. 9 Los Mariachis (4:29)
  10. 10 Los Mariachis (9:10)
  11. 11 Los Mariachis (14:56)
  12. 12 A Colloquial Dream (0:49)
  13. 13 A Colloquial Dream (3:22)
Disc 3
  1. 1 Better Git It In Your Soul (7:22)
  2. 2 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat (5:44)
  3. 3 Boogie Stop Shuffle (5:02)
  4. 4 Self-Portrait In Three Colors (3:10)
  5. 5 Open Letter To Duke (5:51)
  6. 6 Bird Calls (6:17)
  7. 7 Fables Of Faubus (8:13)
  8. 8 Pussy Cat Dues (9:14)
  9. 9 Jelly Roll (6:17)
  10. 10 Pedal Point Blues (6:30)
  11. 11 GG Train (4:39)
  12. 12 Girl Of My Dreams (4:07)
Disc 4
  1. 1 Slop (6:16)
  2. 2 Diane (7:32)
  3. 3 Song With Orange (6:50)
  4. 4 Gunslinging Bird (5:14)
  5. 5 Things Ain't What They Used To Be (7:36)
  6. 6 Far Wells, Mill Valley (6:14)
  7. 7 New Now Know How (4:13)
  8. 8 Mood Indigo (8:13)
  9. 9 Put Me In That Dungeon (2:53)
  10. 10 Strollin' (4:32)
Disc 5
  1. 1 Better Git It In Your Soul (8:32)
  2. 2 Bird Calls (4:54)
  3. 3 Jelly Roll (6:42)
  4. 4 Song With Orange (6:43)
  5. 5 Diane (7:31)
  6. 6 New Now Know How (4:21)
  7. 7 Revelations (First Movement) (12:03)
  8. 8 Non-Sectarian Blues (3:43)
Disc 6
  1. 1 The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers (9:38)
  2. 2 Adagio Ma Non Troppo (8:27)
  3. 3 Don't Be Afraid, The Clown's Afraid Too (9:29)
  4. 4 Taurus In The Arena Of Life (4:21)
  5. 5 Hobo Ho (10:11)
  6. 6 The Chill Of Death (7:41)
  7. 7 The I Of Hurricane Sue (10:09)
Disc 7
  1. 1 Introduction By Bill Cosby (1:05)
  2. 2 Jump Monk (7:27)
  3. 3 E.S.P. (9:24)
  4. 4 Ecclusiastics (9:31)
  5. 5 Eclipse (4:02)
  6. 6 Us Is Two (10:12)
  7. 7 Taurus In the Arena of Life (Aka Number One Grandson) (4:53)
  8. 8 Mingus Blues (5:32)
  9. 9 Introduction To Little Royal Suite (0:13)
  10. 10 Little Royal Suite (20:20)
Disc 8
  1. 1 Introduction To Strollin' (0:50)
  2. 2 Strollin' (10:13)
  3. 3 The I Of Hurricane Sue (11:11)
  4. 4 E's Flat, Ah's Flat Too (Aka Hora Decubitus) (17:07)
  5. 5 Ool-Ya-Koo (3:53)
  6. 6 Portrait (3:58)
  7. 7 Don't Be Afraid, The Clown's Afraid Too (10:35)
Disc 9
  1. 1 Main Score, Pt. 1 (7:08)
  2. 2 Percussion Discussion (8:36)
  3. 3 Main Score, Pt. 2 (5:07)
  4. 4 Started Melody (11:54)
  5. 5 Better Get It In Your Soul (9:07)
  6. 6 The Soul (3:19)
  7. 7 Moods In Mambo (4:15)
  8. 8 Self Portrait/Chill Of Death (11:27)
  9. 9 O.P. (Oscar Pettiford) (2:03)
  10. 10 Please Don't Come Back From the Moon (9:49)
Disc 10
  1. 1 Monk, Bunk & Vice Versa (Osmotin') (3:04)
  2. 2 Peggy's Blue Skylight (4:35)
  3. 3 Wolverine Blues (6:12)
  4. 4 The Children's Hour Of Dream (9:08)
  5. 5 Ballad (In Other Words, I Am Three) (9:42)
  6. 6 Freedom (7:03)
  7. 7 Interlude (The Underdog Rising) (5:24)
  8. 8 Noon Night (4:27)
  9. 9 Main Score Reprise (4:46)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Charles Mingus Primary Artist, Bass, Piano, Vocals, Narrator, Pizzicato
Bill Cosby Vocals, Master of Ceremonies
John Abercrombie Guitar
George Adams Tenor Saxophone
Gene Ammons Tenor Saxophone
Karl Berger Vibes
Eddie Bert Trombone, Tenor Trombone
Phil Bodner Flute, English Horn, Oboe, Tenor Saxophone
Dave Brubeck Piano
Joe Chambers Drums
Teddy Charles Vibes
Don Ellis Trumpet
Booker Ervin Tenor Saxophone
Bill Evans Piano
Jon Faddis Trumpet
Art Farmer Trumpet
Dizzy Gillespie Vocals
Urbie Green Trombone
John Handy Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
John Hicks Piano
Bobby Jones Clarinet, Reeds, Tenor Saxophone, Woodwind
Jimmy Knepper Trombone
Lee Konitz Alto Saxophone
Hubert Laws Flute
Charles McPherson Reeds, Alto Saxophone, Woodwind
James Moody Flute, Reeds, Woodwind
Gerry Mulligan Baritone Saxophone
Horace Parlan Piano
Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar
Jerome Richardson Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
Dannie Richmond Percussion, Drums
Lew Soloff Trumpet
Marvin Stamm Trumpet
Bob Stewart Tuba
Jack Walrath Trumpet
Julius Watkins French Horn
Bobby Watson Clarinet, Flute, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Randy Weston Piano
Warren Covington Trombone
Willie Dennis Trombone
Howard Johnson Trumpet, Bass Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Reggie Johnson Bass
John LaPorta Alto Saxophone
Hal McKusick Reeds, Tenor Saxophone, Woodwind
Ernie Royal Trumpet
Joe Temperley Reeds, Woodwind
Joe Wilder Trumpet
Robert DiDomenica Flute
Victor Lewis Drums
Gary Smulyan Clarinet, Baritone Saxophone
Britt Woodman Trombone
Shafi Hadi Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Ed Schuller Bass
Danny Bank Reeds, Woodwind
Seymour Barab Cello
Dick Berg French Horn
Randy Brecker Trumpet
Sam Burtis Trombone
Al DeRisi Trumpet
George Dorsey Alto Saxophone
Daniel Druckman Percussion
Frankie Dunlop Castanets, Tambourine, Voices
Lonnie Elder Narrator
Harvey Estrin Reeds, Woodwind
Paul Faulise Trombone
John Foster Piano
Hank Freeman Reeds, Woodwind
Kenneth Fricker Bass
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Benny Golson Tenor Saxophone
Honey Gordon Vocals
Roland Hanna Piano
Lonnie Hillyer Trumpet
Milt Hinton Bass
Paul Ingraham French Horn
Jack Jennings Tuba
Dale Kleps Bass Clarinet, Contrabass Clarinet
Phil Kraus Percussion
John Leone Reeds, Woodwind
Teo Macero Conductor, Alto Saxophone, Baritone Saxophone
George Marge Reeds, Woodwind
Wynton Marsalis Trumpet
Charles McCracken Cello
Homer Mensch Bass
Sharon Moe French Horn
Ysabel Morel Vocals, Hand Clapping
Louis Mucci Trumpet
Jimmy Nottingham Trumpet
Romeo Penque Reeds, Woodwind
Eddie Preston Trumpet
Michael Rabinowitz Bassoon, Bass Clarinet
Alan Raph Conductor
Roger Rosenberg Clarinet, Flute, Piccolo, Baritone Saxophone
Margaret Ross Harp
Gunther Schuller Conductor
Wallace Shapiro Reeds, Woodwind
Brooks Tillotson French Horn
Bill Triglia Piano
Daniel Trimboli Reeds, Woodwind
Snooky Young Trumpet
Rich Perry Flute, Alto Saxophone
Manuel Zegler Bassoon
Sy Johnson Conductor
Jerry Dodgion Reeds, Woodwind
Maurice Brown Cello
Al Regnie Reeds, Woodwind
Warren Smith Percussion
David Taylor Trombone
Richard Williams Trumpet
Ray Beckenstein Reeds, Woodwind
Seymour "Red" Press Reeds, Woodwind
Teddy Sommer Drums
Patti Brown Piano
Jimmy Buffington French Horn
Clarence Shaw Trumpet
Nico Bunink Piano
John A. Schaeffer Bass
Francis X. Savarese Bass
Technical Credits
Bill Cosby Original Liner Notes
Dave Brubeck Producer
Mercer Ellington Composer
Gil Fuller Composer
Dizzy Gillespie Composer
Charles Mingus Arranger, Composer, Orchestration, Score, Original Liner Notes
Irving Mills Composer
Edmund Anderson Composer
George Avakian Producer
Barney Bigard Composer
Duke Ellington Composer
George Gordon Composer
Ted Grouya Composer
Teo Macero Arranger, Producer
John McClure Producer, Engineer
Sue Mingus Producer, Liner Notes
Ray Moore Engineer
Russ Payne Engineer
Fred Plaut Engineer
Alan Raph Orchestration
Bob Rolontz Producer
Gunther Schuller Producer
Richard Seidel Producer, Liner Notes
Bob Simpson Engineer
Mark Wilder Mastering
Mort Goode Original Liner Notes
Martin Williams Original Liner Notes
Vic Anesini Mastering
Edward O'Dowd Art Direction
Mike Panico Archival Assistant
Tom Tierney Archival Assistant
Sy Johnson Arranger, Orchestration
Vlado Meller Mastering
Diane Dorr Dorynek Original Liner Notes
Maria Triana Mastering
Che Williams Archival Assistant
Stan Tonkel Engineer
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