Charles Mingus – Mingus at The Bohemia

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Mingus at the Bohemia is an album by Charles Mingus, recorded during a live concert at the Café Bohemia on 23 December 1955. Further recordings from the concert were released under the title The Charles Mingus Quintet & Max Roach.

“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/AllMusic.

Track listing:
“Jump Monk” (Charles Mingus) – 6:44
“Serenade In Blue” (Mack Gordon, Harry Warren) – 5:57
“Percussion Discussion” (Mingus, Max Roach) – 8:25
“Work Song” (Mingus) – 6:16
“Septemberly” – (September in the Rain / Tenderly) (Harry Warren, Al Dubin / Jack Lawrence, Walter Gross) – 6:55
“All The Things You Are” C# (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II / Sergei Rachmaninoff) – 6:47

George Barrow – tenor saxophone
Eddie Bert – trombone
Mal Waldron – piano
Charles Mingus – double bass (bass and cello on “Percussion Discussion”)
Willie Jones – drums except (“Percussion Discussion”)
Max Roach – drums (on “Percussion Discussion”)

Released: August 1956
Recorded: December 23, 1955
Label: Debut Records (Prestige, Fantasy)