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The Charlie Mingus Jazz Workshop*Pithecanthropus Erectus

Genre:Jazz
Style:Post Bop
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Tracklist

Pithecanthropus Erectus10:41
A Foggy Day7:53
Profile Of Jackie3:07
Love Chant14:56

Credits (7)

Notes

Recorded on Jan 30, 1956, at Audio-Video Studios, New York, N.Y.

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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1956-08-00, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic – 1237US1956US1956
    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1956, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    London Records – LTZ-K.15052UK1956UK1956
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1956, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic – AT. 1237, Atlantic – 1237Canada1956Canada1956
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1956-08-00, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    London Records – LTZM-K 15052New Zealand1956New Zealand1956
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1956, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    London Records – LTZM-K.15052New Zealand1956New Zealand1956
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1956-08-00, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic – 1237US1956US1956
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1960, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic – 1237US1960US1960
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1963, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic – 1237, Atlantic – LPA 1237Italy1963Italy1963
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    Atlantic – 1237US1963US1963
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus = 直立猿人, 1965, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus = 直立猿人
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    Atlantic – SMJ-7228Japan1965Japan1965
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    Atlantic – 1237US1966US1966
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    Atlantic – 1237US1966US1966
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1968, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic – 587131, Atlantic – 588 131UK1968UK1968
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    Atlantic – MT-2008, Atlantic – MT 2008Japan1969Japan1969
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    Atlantic – SMT-2008Japan1969Japan1969
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1971-09-00, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic – P-6005A, Atlantic – 1237, Atlantic – SD-1237Japan1971Japan1971
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1971-09-00, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic – P-6005A, Atlantic – 1237Japan1971Japan1971
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus = 直立猿人, 1972, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus = 直立猿人
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    Atlantic – P-6005A, Atlantic – 1237, Atlantic – SD-1237Japan1972Japan1972
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1976-11-25, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic – P-7508AJapan1976Japan1976
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    Atlantic – P-7508A, Atlantic – 1237Japan1976Japan1976
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1981, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic – SD 8809US1981US1981
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    Atlantic – CS 8809US1981US1981
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1981, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic – ATL 50816Portugal1981Portugal1981
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    Atlantic – LWA-6057Mexico1981Mexico1981
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1982, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic – S 90.563Spain1982Spain1982
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1987-08-00, CDPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic Jazz – 8809-2US1987US1987
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    Atlantic Jazz – 781 456-2, Atlantic Jazz – 8809-2Europe1987Europe1987
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    Atlantic Jazz – 8809-2US1987US1987
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1987, CDPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic Jazz – 781 456-2, Atlantic Jazz – 8809-2US1987US1987
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1988-11-28, CDPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic – 30XD-1008Japan1988Japan1988
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    Atlantic – 30XD-1008Japan1988Japan1988
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1990, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic Jazzlore – 00838Brazil1990Brazil1990
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1991-02-25, CDPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic – AMCY-1036Japan1991Japan1991
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 1998, CDPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic – 8122-75357-2, Rhino Records (2) – 8122-75357-2Europe1998Europe1998
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    Atlantic – AMCY-1183Japan1998Japan1998
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    Cover of Pithecanthropus Erectus, 2001, VinylPithecanthropus Erectus
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    Atlantic – 1237US2001US2001
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    Atlantic – 1237US2001US2001
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    Atlantic – 1237US2001US2001
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    Atlantic – 81227 3616-2, Warner Jazz – 81227 3616-2, Warner Strategic Marketing – 81227 3616-2Europe2002Europe2002
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    Atlantic – 81227 3616-2, Warner Jazz – 81227 3616-2, Warner Strategic Marketing – 81227 3616-2Europe2002Europe2002
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    Reviews

    • Teddie1derful's avatar
      Top notch all around - great music and very good pressing. I definitely have a pro-Mingus bias, but a nice combination of very interesting but still very accessible music.
      • heroinsaves69's avatar
        heroinsaves69
        Discographical note: my deep groove copy came with the original wax paper-like inner sleeve. Also the cardboard cover is too small for the record! Once I got the record out of the sleeve there was no way to get it back in without damaging the original cardboard sleeve. Just an odd observation here. This one ends up with the cardboard sleeve, the fragile wax paper inner kept outside of the sleeve, and the wet vacuumed vinyl in a mofi sleeve all held together in one of those heavy resealable mylars. I get the feeling whoever originally bought the record had never taken it out of the sleeve, and I was the first person to pull it out when I got a copy at the St Vincent de Paul thrift store almost 50 years later! Also got an original pressing of Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Cole Porter songbook (also had wax paper-like inners, even though that's on Verve), Tenor Madness, Bud Powell on Clef with the weird surrealistic cover, and a really choice Lionel Hampton LP where they've got him dressed up with a crown and ermine robe on the front... Pretty good haul that day! All the vinyl was VG Plus or better... The Bud Powell sleeve had some wear, but somebody had some pretty good taste in music for 1956, and thanks to whoever donated them to my local St Vincent de Paul!

        I suppose maybe it's a bit of cork-sniffing (well we are on discogs so...) but I wonder how many record companies were using those weird wax paper like sleeves in the 50s? None of those wax paper like sleeves deposited anything on the vinyl, unlike some of the later polyvinyl inners that ruin records (I'm looking at you RCA)...
        • heroinsaves69's avatar
          heroinsaves69
          Okay pressing and not very expensive, I still see sealed copies floating around out there. The more recent Speakers Corner pressing is the one to have if you're not going to buy an original, in fact I have an original deep groove and it's not a particularly stellar pressing, compared to say Blue Note and Prestige of the same period, Atlantic and slightly later Epic pressings don't seem to be particularly well mastered or pressed.
          • Disko72's avatar
            Disko72
            Is it really limited edition though, is it??? word word
            • warlord333's avatar
              warlord333
              Absolute beauty. Not often seen in the US. Great mono sound
              • ausgraeme's avatar
                ausgraeme
                This is a Speakers Corner reissue that is ever so slightly limited by the original source material, being that there is only so much that can be done with the original 1956 mono recording to “spruce it up” for modern ears.
                This is a fairly rough and ready Mingus recording and possibly one of the first by an artist of his generation to flirt with the avant garde so to listeners with ears attuned to modern recording standards this LP may sound a touch primitive and chaotic.
                So certainly this is not what you could call a high fidelity listening experience, but as a Mingus fan I think this record captures his somewhat mad genius very well and leaves some signposts pointing to the directions his music and compositions would take in future years. This is a record that anyone wanting to add Mingus records to their collection really should add to their list.
                As for the pressing, on my copy side one was flawless while side 2 had a few too many instances of surface noise and mildly annoying ticks particularly on B1.
                • boomhauer's avatar
                  boomhauer
                  I don't have another version to compare this one to, but to me it sounds absolutely fantastic. I wonder if this was cut fron analog or digital.
                  • GaboWabo's avatar
                    GaboWabo
                    Every Speaker Corner albums are excellent. Primarily all analogue and excellent Pallas pressing. Great value for the money.
                    • duduloureiro's avatar
                      duduloureiro
                      Amazing sound. Quiet pressing. With the original cover, it'd be perfect.
                      • RatasBaratas's avatar
                        RatasBaratas
                        I always wanted this album and it sucks that this version doesn't show the original artwork, but I'm more than happy with the sound. This session already had a muddy sound in origin, and several garbage CDs I've had only increased the blurriness. But here everything feels natural and the changes in intensity are delicious. A good mono option to own this early post-bop masterpiece.

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