Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Rating Length
1 Better Git It in Your Soul
7:26
2 Goodbye Pork Pie Hat
5:46
3 Boogie Stop Shuffle
5:02
4 Self‐Portrait in Three Colors
3:12
5 Open Letter to Duke
5:54
6 Bird Calls
6:21
7 Fables of Faubus
8:17
8 Pussy Cat Dues
9:17
9 Jelly Roll
6:19
CD 2: The Clown / Pithecanthropus Erectus
# Title Rating Length
1 Haitian Fight Song
12:05
2 Blue Cee
7:57
3 Reincarnation of a Lovebird
8:35
4 The Clown
12:19
5 Pithecanthropus Erectus
10:35
6 A Foggy Day
7:48
7 Profile of Jackie
3:10
8 Love Chant
14:57

Credits

CD 1

drums:
Dannie Richmond (1959-05-05) (track 1)
Dannie Richmond (1959-05-12) (tracks 2–4)
double bass:
Charles Mingus (1959-05-05) (track 1)
Charles Mingus (1959-05-12) (tracks 2–4)
alto saxophone:
Curtis Porter (1959-05-05) (track 1)
piano:
Horace Parlan (1959-05-05) (track 1)
Horace Parlan (1959-05-12) (tracks 2–4)
tenor saxophone:
Booker Ervin (1959-05-05) (track 1)
John Handy (US jazz alto saxophonist) (1959-05-05) (track 1)
Booker Ervin (1959-05-12) (tracks 2–4)
John Handy (US jazz alto saxophonist) (1959-05-12) (track 2)
Curtis Porter (1959-05-12) (tracks 2–4)
trombone:
Jimmy Knepper (1959-05-05) (track 1)
Willie Dennis (1959-05-12) (tracks 3–4)
composer:
Charles Mingus (tracks 1–4)
producer:
Teo Macero (tracks 1–4)
publisher:
Jazz Workshop (track 4)
later versions:
recording of:
Better Git It in Your Soul (1959-05-05) (track 1)
Boogie Stop Shuffle (1959-05-12) (track 3)
Goodbye Pork-Pie Hat (1959-05-12) (track 2)
Self-Portrait in Three Colors (1959-05-12) (track 4)

CD 2: The Clown / Pithecanthropus Erectus

recorded in:
New York, New York, United States (1957-03-13) (tracks 2–3)
drums:
Willie Jones (jazz drummer, not Willie Jones III) (1956-01-30) (tracks 5–7)
Dannie Richmond (1957-02-12) (track 1)
Dannie Richmond (1957-03-13) (tracks 2–3)
double bass:
Charles Mingus (1956-01-30) (tracks 5–7)
Charles Mingus (1957-02-12) (track 1)
Charles Mingus (1957-03-13) (tracks 2–3)
alto saxophone:
Jackie McLean (1956-01-30) (tracks 5–7)
Curtis Porter (1957-02-12) (track 1)
Curtis Porter (1957-03-13) (tracks 2–3)
piano:
Mal Waldron (1956-01-30) (tracks 5–7)
Wade Legge (1957-02-12) (track 1)
Wade Legge (1957-03-13) (tracks 2–3)
tenor saxophone:
J. R. Monterose (1956-01-30) (tracks 5–6)
trombone:
Jimmy Knepper (1957-02-12) (track 1)
Jimmy Knepper (1957-03-13) (tracks 2–3)
composer:
Charles Mingus (tracks 1–3, 5, 7)
George Gershwin (composer) (1937) (track 6)
lyricist:
Ira Gershwin (1937) (track 6)
publisher:
recorded at:
Audio-Video Studios (NYC) in New York, New York, United States (1956-01-30) (tracks 5–7)
Audio-Video Studios (NYC) in New York, New York, United States (1957-02-12) (track 1)
later releases:
sampled by:
The Novel Sound by Llorca (track 1)
instrumental cover recording of:
A Foggy Day (in London Town) (1956-01-30) (track 6)
later translated versions:
A Newö heit (track 6)
Jour de brouillard (track 6)
Um dia de garoa (track 6)
part of:
A Damsel in Distress (1937 film score) (track 6)
recording of:
Pithecanthropus Erectus (1956-01-30) (track 5)
Profile of Jackie (1956-01-30) (track 7)
Haitian Fight Song (1957-02-12) (track 1)
Blue Cee (1957-03-13) (track 2)
Reincarnation of a Lovebird (1957-03-13) (track 3)
referred to in medleys: