The Charlie Mingus Jazz Workshop*Pithecanthropus Erectus

Label:Speakers Corner Records – 1237, Atlantic – 1237
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Mono, 180g
Style:Post Bop


A1Pithecanthropus Erectus
Written-ByCharlie Mingus*
A2A Foggy Day
Written-ByGeorge & Ira Gershwin
B1Profile Of Jackie
Written-ByCharlie Mingus*
B2Love Chant
Written-ByCharlie Mingus*

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Hersteller: Speakers Corner (manufactured by)
Veröffentlichungsdatum: 15.02.2018 (release date)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 4 260019 715517
  • Barcode (Scanned from sticker): 4260019715517
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout): - 45350 - 1237-A KPGCA
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout): - 45350 - 1237-B KPG@CA

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Pithecanthropus Erectus (LP, Album, Mono, Deep Groove)Atlantic1237US1956
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Pithecanthropus Erectus (LP, Album, Mono)London RecordsLTZ-K.15052UK1956
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Pithecanthropus Erectus (LP, Album, Mono, Deep Groove)Atlantic, AtlanticAT. 1237, 1237Canada1956
New Submission
Pithecanthropus Erectus (LP, Album, Mono, Deep Groove)London RecordsLTZM-K 15052New Zealand1956
New Submission
Pithecanthropus Erectus (LP, Album, Mono)London RecordsLTZM-K.15052New Zealand1956



  • ausgraeme's avatar
    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.
    • GaboWabo's avatar
      Every Speaker Corner albums are excellent. Primarily all analogue and excellent Pallas pressing. Great value for the money.
      • gleebi's avatar
        I have had excellent experiences with Speakers Corner pressings from Germany. Their products suggest a desire on the part of SC owners/contributors to create sonically superior vinyl physically well-crafted with solid eyes to quality of construction. I recommend these. This Mingus title is singular in its vision and delivery, a true treat in any listening room, with a young Jackie McLean stealing the show and foreshadowing his excellent future cannon as leader. Lovely addition to any aspiring jazz collection. Rega RP3, Dynavector 10x5 w/P75 MkIV, Parasound HINT6, ATC SCM11s.
        • ELeonhardt's avatar
          Really like this record and the Clown from Speakers Corner. For me it sounds great. It's not a Rudy van Gelder recording. Probably Kevin Gray did his best. Mingus got a kind of sadness in his music as Bill Evans. i like to buy a record with both of them, but i don't think it exist.
          • ArcHiFi's avatar
            My copy sounds great. However, my Speakers Corner "Clown" is a bit noisy.
            • silkyskillz's avatar
              I'm finding this pressing from Speakers Corner, along with The Clown, to be quite muddy and not particularly dynamic. anyone else?


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