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In November 1956.

In November 1956, “Prestige” label released “4, 5 and 6”, the third Jackie McLean album. It was recorded in July 1956, at “Van Gelder Studio” in Hackensack, and was produced Bob Weinstock.

Personnel:

  • Jackie McLean – alto sax
  • Hank Mobley – tenor sax
  • Donald Byrd – trumpet
  • Mal Waldron – piano
  • Doug Watkins – bass
  • Art Taylor – drums

Track listing:

  1. Sentimental Journey – Ben Homer, Bud Greeen, Les Brown
  2. Why Was I Born – Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II, Kenny Drew
  3. Contour – Kenny Drew
  4. Confirmation – Charlie Parker
  5. When I Fall in Love – Edward Heyman, Victor Young
  6. Abstraction – Mal Waldron

In July 1956.

In July 1956, “Atlantic” label released “Pithecanthropus Erectus”, the tenth Charles Mingus album. It was recorded on January 30, 1956, at “Audio Video Studios” in New York City, and was produced by Nesuhi Ertegun.

Personnel:

  • Charles Mingus– bass
  • Jackie McLean– alto saxophone
  • J.R. Monterose– tenor saxophone
  • Mal Waldron– piano
  • Willie Jones– drums
  • Tom Dowd, Hal Lustig – recording engineering

Track listing:

All tracks by Charles Mingus except where noted.

  1. Pithecanthropus Erectus
  2. A Foggy Day – George Gershwin
  3. Profile of Jackie
  4. Love Chant