Personnel: Charles Mingus (bass); George Barrow (tenor saxophone); Eddie Bert (trombone); Mal Waldron (piano); Willie Jones, Max Roach (drums).
Recorded live at Cafe Bohemia, New York, New York on December 23, 1955. Originally released on Debut (123). Includes liner notes by Mal Waldron.
Digitally remastered by Kirk Felton (1990, Fantasy Studios, Berkeley, California).
A live performance at the Club Bohemia in New York, this is the first Mingus recording to feature mostly his own compositions. Some are his future standards. Here are his first attempts at future techniques such as combining two songs into one. His bass playing really stands out. ~ Michael Katz