The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection

The Complete Columbia & RCA Albums Collection

by Charles MingusCharles Mingus


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 07/31/2012
Label: Sony Legacy
UPC: 0886979795921
catalogNumber: 797959


Disc 1

  1. Dizzy Moods
  2. Ysabel's Table Dance
  3. Tijuana Gift Shop
  4. Los Mariachis
  5. Flamingo
  6. Dizzy Moods
  7. Ysabel's Table Dance [Alternate Take
  8. Los Mariachis
  9. Flamingo

Disc 2

  1. Tijuana Gift Shop
  2. A Colloquial Dream (AKA Scenes In The City)
  3. Flamingo
  4. Ysabel's Table Dance [Alternate Take
  5. Dizzy's Moods
  6. Dizzy's Moods
  7. Tijuana Gift Shop
  8. Tijuana Gift Shop
  9. Los Mariachis
  10. Los Mariachis
  11. Los Mariachis
  12. A Colloquial Dream
  13. A Colloquial Dream

Disc 3

  1. Better Git It In Your Soul
  2. Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
  3. Boogie Stop Shuffle
  4. Self-Portrait In Three Colors
  5. Open Letter To Duke
  6. Bird Calls
  7. Fables Of Faubus
  8. Pussy Cat Dues
  9. Jelly Roll
  10. Pedal Point Blues
  11. GG Train
  12. Girl Of My Dreams

Disc 4

  1. Slop
  2. Diane
  3. Song With Orange
  4. Gunslinging Bird
  5. Things Ain't What They Used To Be
  6. Far Wells, Mill Valley
  7. New Now Know How
  8. Mood Indigo
  9. Put Me In That Dungeon
  10. Strollin'

Disc 5

  1. Better Git It In Your Soul
  2. Bird Calls
  3. Jelly Roll
  4. Song With Orange
  5. Diane
  6. New Now Know How
  7. Revelations (First Movement)
  8. Non-Sectarian Blues

Disc 6

  1. The Shoes Of The Fisherman's Wife Are Some Jive Ass Slippers
  2. Adagio Ma Non Troppo
  3. Don't Be Afraid, The Clown's Afraid Too
  4. Taurus In The Arena Of Life
  5. Hobo Ho
  6. The Chill Of Death
  7. The I Of Hurricane Sue

Disc 7

  1. Introduction By Bill Cosby
  2. Jump Monk
  3. E.S.P.
  4. Ecclusiastics
  5. Eclipse
  6. Us Is Two
  7. Taurus In the Arena of Life (Aka Number One Grandson)
  8. Mingus Blues
  9. Introduction To Little Royal Suite
  10. Little Royal Suite

Disc 8

  1. Introduction To Strollin'
  2. Strollin'
  3. The I Of Hurricane Sue
  4. E's Flat, Ah's Flat Too (Aka Hora Decubitus)
  5. Ool-Ya-Koo
  6. Portrait
  7. Don't Be Afraid, The Clown's Afraid Too

Disc 9

  1. Main Score, Pt. 1
  2. Percussion Discussion
  3. Main Score, Pt. 2
  4. Started Melody
  5. Better Get It In Your Soul
  6. The Soul
  7. Moods In Mambo
  8. Self Portrait/Chill Of Death
  9. O.P. (Oscar Pettiford)
  10. Please Don't Come Back From the Moon

Disc 10

  1. Monk, Bunk & Vice Versa (Osmotin')
  2. Peggy's Blue Skylight
  3. Wolverine Blues
  4. The Children's Hour Of Dream
  5. Ballad (In Other Words, I Am Three)
  6. Freedom
  7. Interlude (The Underdog Rising)
  8. Noon Night
  9. Main Score Reprise

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
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
Seymour Red Press   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
Regnie   Reeds,Woodwind
Warren Smith   Percussion
David Taylor   Trombone
Richard Williams   Trumpet
Ray Beckenstein   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
Mort Goode   Original Liner Notes
Martin Williams   Original Liner Notes
Edward O'Dowd   Art Direction
Mike Panico   Archival Assistant
Tom Tierney   Archival Assistant
Sy Johnson   Arranger,Orchestration
Diane Dorr Dorynek   Original Liner Notes
Stanley Tonkel   Engineer
Che Williams   Archival Assistant

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