Title Date Place Personnel Tunes Releases Notes
Charles Mingus and his 22 Piece Bebop Band (Stan Kenton's Sidemen) ca. Spring 1949 Los Angeles Art Pepper, Eric Dolphy, William Green, Hadley Caliman, Herb Caro, Gene Porter (winds); Buddy Childers, John Anderson, Ernie Royal, Hobart Dotson, Eddie Preston, Vernon Smith (tpt); Britt Woodman, Jimmy Knepper, Marty Smith (tbn); unknown (possibly Laurindo Almeida) (gtr); Russ Freeman (pno); Red Callender (bass); Roy Porter (dr); probably Johnny Berger (perc); Charles Mingus (cond) 10. The Story of Love 2:36
11. Inspiration 4:00

Rex Hollywood 28002, 28014

Uptown UPCD 27.48, "Charles 'Baron' Mingus: West Coast 1945-49"

This information was originally from Chuck Nessa, who was working on getting these issued. They finally came out in late 2000 on Uptown. The 2 sides of Inspiration have been spliced together into one track. Dolphy solos on Story of Love, based on certain little gestures that remind one of his mature playing, as well as on the testimony of Hadley Caliman. In addition to the excellent booklet that comes with the Uptown CD, see Stefano Zenni's essay about Mingus' early music.