Original Label: Candid - Catalog #: 9005 - Format: LP - Rel: USA (1960)
Reissue Label: Barnaby Records - Catalog #: BR 5012
Reissue Label: Candid - Catalog #: TECW-20549 - Rel: Japan (Hi-Bit-Hyper Mastering, whatever that means :D)
Reissue Label: Candid/Black Lion - Catalog #: CD 9005 - Format: CD - Rel: 1987
Recording Date: 1960/10/20 or 1960/11/19
Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New York City, USA
Simply one of the most beautiful moments in jazz history.
Quoting Nat Hentoff, known as the most exigent jazz critic ever:
"For once, in these sessions, everyone in a Mingus unit reached - and maintained - that level of daring and that power to make their instruments become extensions of themselves."
What Love, especially, leaves you... wordless.
Dig it. Now!
This edition is a straight reissue of the original one, and the recommended version.
Ted Curson - trumpet
Eric Dolphy - alto sax, bass clarinet
Charles Mingus - bass
Dannie Richmond - drums