This little-known album by the great bassist/composer Charles Mingus(1922-1979) consists of tracks from two sessions which were left off his original albums 'The Clown'(1957) & 'Oh Yeah'(1961) and not released until 1964.
The two tracks from the March, 1957 session feature Mingus(bass); Shafi Hadi(alto sax); Jimmie Knepper(trombone); Wade Legge(piano) & Dannie Richmond(drums).
The frenetic 'Tonight At Noon' has a Middle-Eastern feel while the abrupt changes of tempo and mood on 'Passions Of A Woman Loved' were designed as a challenge for dancers.
The three tracks from the November, 1961 session feature Mingus(piano); Roland Kirk(saxes); Booker Ervin(tenor sax); Jimmie Knepper(trombone); Doug Watkins(bass) & Dannie Richmond(drums).
'Peggie's Blue Skylight' has a haunting theme while 'Invisible Lady' is a showcase for Knepper's trombone. '"Old" Blues For Walt's Torin' is a typical earthy and moving Mingus blues.
Although this album is high-quality Mingus all these tracks can be found on expanded CD editions of 'The Clown' & 'Oh Yeah'.