Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 First Take
17:00
2 Little Symphony
5:15
3 Monk and the Nun
5:35
4 Check Up
10:10
5 Joy of a Toy
4:35

Credits

CD 1

trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (1960-07-19) (track 2)
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (1960-07-26) (track 5)
Freddie Hubbard (1960-12-21) (track 1)
cornet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (1959-05-22) (track 3)
drums:
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (1959-05-22) (track 3)
Ed Blackwell (1960-07-19) (track 2)
Ed Blackwell (1960-07-26) (track 5)
Ed Blackwell (1960-12-21) (track 1)
Billy Higgins (US jazz drummer) (1960-12-21) (track 1)
Ed Blackwell (1961-01-31) (track 4)
pocket trumpet:
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (1960-12-21) (track 1)
Don Cherry (Jazz trumpeter) (1961-01-31) (track 4)
double bass:
Charlie Haden (1959-05-22) (track 3)
double bass [bass]:
Charlie Haden (1960-07-19) (track 2)
Charlie Haden (1960-07-26) (track 5)
Charlie Haden (1960-12-21) (track 1)
Scott LaFaro (1960-12-21) (track 1)
Scott LaFaro (1961-01-31) (track 4)
alto saxophone:
Ornette Coleman (1959-05-22) (track 3)
Ornette Coleman (1960-07-19) (track 2)
Ornette Coleman (1960-07-26) (track 5)
Ornette Coleman (1960-12-21) (track 1)
Ornette Coleman (1961-01-31) (track 4)
bass clarinet:
Eric Dolphy (1960-12-21) (track 1)
composer:
Ornette Coleman (tracks 1–5)
mixer:
Geoffrey Haslam (1971) (tracks 2, 4–5)
recording engineer:
Bones Howe (1959-05-22) (track 3)
Tom Dowd (1960-07-19) (track 2)
Phil Iehle (1960-07-19) (track 2)
Tom Dowd (1960-07-26) (track 5)
Tom Dowd (1960-12-21) (track 1)
Tom Dowd (1961-01-31) (track 4)
engineered at:
A&R Recording Studio in New York, New York, United States (1960-12-21) (track 1)
mixed at:
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957-1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1971) (tracks 2, 4–5)
recorded at:
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957-1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1960-07-19) (track 2)
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957-1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1960-07-26) (track 5)
Atlantic Studios (1841 Broadway, New York, 1957-1991) in Midtown Manhattan, New York, New York, United States (1961-01-31) (track 4)
recording of:
Monk and the Nun (1959-05-22) (track 3)
Little Symphony (1960-07-19) (track 2)
Joy of a Toy (1960-07-26) (track 5)
First Take (1960-12-21) (track 1)
Check Up (1961-01-31) (track 4)
version of:
Free Jazz (track 1)

Release

design/illustration: Haig Adishian
editor: İlhan Mimaroğlu
liner notes: Stuart Nicholson (author of several jazz books)
Martin Williams (music critic)
mastering: George Piros
mixer: Geoffrey Haslam
İlhan Mimaroğlu
photography: Omar Kharem
producer: Nesuhi Ertegun
part of: Atlantic Masters (A CD reissue series Beginning in 2002, remastered from the original analogue tapes)
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/1273965 [info]