On "Haitian Fight Song", Mingus said "I'd say this song has a contemporary folk feeling. My solo in it is a deeply concentrated one. I can't play it right unless I'm thinking about prejudice and hate and persecution, and how unfair it is. There's sadness and cries in it, but also determination. And it usually ends with my feeling: 'I told them! I hope somebody heard me.'"
A1 Haitian Fight Song
A2 Blue Cee
B1 Reincarnation Of A Lovebird
B2 The Clown
Alto Saxophone – Shafi Hadi (tracks: A1 to B1)
Bass, Written-By – Charles Mingus
Drums – Dannie Richmond
Engineer – Tom Dowd
Piano – Wade Legge
Producer – Nesuhi Ertegun
Trombone – Jimmy Knepper
The Clown was recorded on February 13, 1957, at Audio-Video Studios, N.Y.
The other selections were recorded on March 12, 1957, at Atlantic Studios, N.Y.
Original monaural recording; first issued in 1961.
Atlantic – 7 90142-4
Atlantic Jazzlore – 20
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