Debut Records Catalog: 78 rpm, 45 rpm series

Debut 78 rpm series (10 inch 78 rpm)

M 101   Charles Mingus - Precognition / Portrait

Lee Konitz (alto sax) Phyllis Pinkerton (piano) George Koutzen (cello) Charles Mingus (bass) Al Levitt (drums) Jackie Paris (vocals -2)
Lennie Tristano's Manhattan Studio, 317 East 32nd Street, NY, April 12, 1952
1. RKV5241Precognition
2. RKV5242Portrait (take 2)
** also issued on Cupol (Swd) American Jazz AJ 1.

M 102   Charles Mingus - Paris In Blue / Make Believe

Paige Brook (flute, alto sax) Jackson Wiley (cello) John Mehegan (piano) Charles Mingus (bass, narrator) Max Roach (drums, voice) Jackie Paris (vocals, narrator)
Lennie Tristano's Manhattan Studio, 317 East 32nd Street, NY, September 16, 1952
E2CB6494-2Paris In Blue, Edition 1 (as Orientation)
E2CB6495-2Make Believe
** also issued on Cupol (Swd) American Jazz AJ 2.

M 103   Charles Mingus - Montage / Extrasensory Perception

Lee Konitz (alto sax) Phyllis Pinkerton (piano) George Koutzen (cello) Charles Mingus (bass) Al Levitt (drums)
Lennie Tristano's Manhattan Studio, 317 East 32nd Street, NY, April 12, 1952
E2KB6500-1Extrasensory Perception
Paige Brook (flute, alto sax) Jackson Wiley (cello) John Mehegan (piano) Charles Mingus (bass, narrator) Max Roach (drums, voice) Jackie Paris (vocals, narrator)
Lennie Tristano's Manhattan Studio, 317 East 32nd Street, NY, September 16, 1952
E2CB6497-2Montage

M 104   Hal Mitchell - Confidentially / Mitch's Blues

Hal Mitchell (trumpet) Allen Harris (organ) George Duvivier (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Lennie Tristano's Manhattan Studio, 317 East 32nd Street, NY, probably January, 1953
E3CB2914-1Confidentially
E3CB2916-1Mitch's Blues
** also issued on Swing (F) SW 431.

M 105   Max Roach - Orientation / Mobleyzation

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Leon Comegys (trombone) Gigi Gryce (alto sax, flute) Hank Mobley (tenor sax) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Franklin Skeete (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, April 10, 1953
A105Orientation
B105Mobleyzation
** also issued on Swing (F) SW 423; Vogue (E) V 2270.

M 106   Max Roach - Glow Worm / Sfax

Idrees Sulieman (trumpet) Leon Comegys (trombone) Gigi Gryce (alto sax, flute) Hank Mobley (tenor sax) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Franklin Skeete (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
NYC, April 10, 1953
A106Glow Worm
B106Sfax
** also issued on Swing (F) SW 424.

M 107   Max Roach - Just One Of Those Things / Drum Conversation

Hank Mobley (tenor sax -1) Walter Davis Jr. (piano -1) Franklin Skeete (bass -1) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, April 21, 1953
1. RM502Just One Of Those Things
2. RM507Drum Conversation
** also issued on Swing (F) SW 437; Vogue (E) V 2329.

M 108   Max Roach - Kismet / Chi-Chi

Hank Mobley (tenor sax) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Franklin Skeete (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, April 21, 1953
RM504Kismet
RM505Chi-Chi
** also issued on Swing (F) SW 436.

M 109   Max Roach - I'm A Fool To Want You / Cou-Manchi-Cou

Hank Mobley (tenor sax) Walter Davis Jr. (piano) Franklin Skeete (bass) Max Roach (drums): same session
NYC, April 21, 1953
RM503Cou-Manchi-Cou
RM506I'm A Fool To Want You

M 110   The Gordons - Bebopper / Can You Blame Me Me

Hank Jones (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums) Honey Gordon (vocals) George Gordon Jr., George Gordon, Richard Gordon (vocals -2)
NYC, April 29, 1953
1. RM508Can You Blame Me
2. RM510Bebopper

M 111   Honey Gordon - You And Me / Cupid

Hank Jones (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums) Honey Gordon (vocals) George Gordon Jr., George Gordon, Richard Gordon (vocals -1)
NYC, April 29, 1953
1. RM509You And Me
2. RM511Cupid

M 112   Don Senay - The Edge Of Love / Fanny

Louis Mucci (trumpet) unknown (trombone) unknown (French horn) Julius Baker (flute) unknown (oboe) John LaPorta (alto sax, clarinet) Jackson Wiley (cello) unknown (harp) Billy Taylor (piano) Milt Hinton, Fred Zimmerman (bass) Joe Morello (drums, percussion) probably Morris Lang (timpani) Don Senay (vocals) unidentified 5 strings, Alonzo Levister (arranger, conductor)
NYC, September 19, 1955 or September 17, 1954
RM512The Edge Of Love
RM513Fanny

Debut 45 rpm series (7 inch 45 rpm)

BAB-0001/0002   Babs Five Rocks And A Roll - Voila / No Fools-No Fun

James Moody (tenor sax, flute) Numa "Pee Wee" Moore (baritone sax) Jimmy Boyd (piano) John Lathan (bass) Clarence Johnston (drums) unknown (bongos) Babs Gonzales (vocals) unidentified vocal group
NYC, probably 1954
BAB-0001Voila
BAB-0002No Fools-No Fun

Danish Debut 45 rpm series (7 inch 45 rpm)

(D) D 45-1   Charles Mingus/Max Roach - Percussion Discussion, Part 1&2

Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, December 23, 1955
Percussion Discussion

(D) D 45-2   Bent Axen - The Man I Love / Laverne Walk

Bent Axen (piano) Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen (bass) Finn Frederiksen (drums)
Copenhagen, Denmark, January 17, 1961
The Man I Love
Laverne Walk

Fantasy/Debut Compact Disc series (Compact Disc)

12DCD-4402-2   Charles Mingus - The Complete Debut Recordings

Spaulding Givens aka Nadi Qamar (piano -1,2,4/9) Charles Mingus (bass -1,2,4/9, piano -3)
Hollywood, CA, April, 1951
1.What Is This Thing Called Love
2.Darn That Dream
3.Yesterdays
4.Body And Soul
5.Blue Moon
6.Blue Tide
7.Darn That Dream (alternate take)
8.Jeepers Creepers (take 1)
9.Jeepers Creepers (take 2)
Lee Konitz (alto sax) Phyllis Pinkerton (piano) George Koutzen (cello) Charles Mingus (bass) Al Levitt (drums) Jackie Paris (vocals -2,3) Bob Benton (vocals -4,5)
Lennie Tristano's Manhattan Studio, 317 East 32nd Street, NY, April 12, 1952
1. RKV5241Precognition
2.Portrait (take 1)
3. RKV5242Portrait (take 2)
4.I've Lost My Love (take 1)
5.I've Lost My Love (take 2)
6. E2KB6500-1Extrasensory Perception
7.Extrasensory Perception (alternate take)
Paige Brook (flute, alto sax) Jackson Wiley (cello) John Mehegan (piano) Charles Mingus (bass, narrator) Max Roach (drums, voice) Jackie Paris (vocals, narrator)
Lennie Tristano's Manhattan Studio, 317 East 32nd Street, NY, September 16, 1952
E2CB6494-2Paris In Blue, Edition 1 (as Orientation)
E2CB6495-2Make Believe
E2CB6497-2Montage
Spaulding Givens aka Nadi Qamar (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
NYC, April 14, 1953
Day Dream (take 1)
Day Dream (take 2)
Theme From "Rhapsody In Blue" (take 1)
Theme From "Rhapsody In Blue" (take 2)
Jet (take 1)
Jet (take 2)
Hank Jones (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums) Honey Gordon (vocals -2/5) George Gordon Jr., George Gordon, Richard Gordon (vocals -3,4)
NYC, April 29, 1953
1.Medley: You Go To My Head
2. RM508Can You Blame Me
3. RM509You And Me
4. RM510Bebopper
5. RM511Cupid
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet, vocals) Charlie Parker as Charlie Chan (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
"Massey Hall", Toronto, ON, Canada, May 15, 1953
Perdido (undubbed version)
Perdido
Salt Peanuts (undubbed version)
Salt Peanuts #1&2
All The Things You Are (undubbed version)
52nd Street Theme (undubbed version)
All The Things You Are
52nd Street Theme
Max Roach (drums)
Drum Conversation (as Drum Conversation, Part 2)
Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
I've Got You Under My Skin
Embraceable You
Sure Thing
Cherokee
Hallelujah (as Jubilee)
Lullaby Of Birdland
Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Charlie Parker as Charlie Chan (alto sax) Bud Powell (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Allen's Alley (as Wee) (undubbed version)
Allen's Alley (as Wee)
Hot House (undubbed version)
Hot House #1&2
A Night In Tunisia (undubbed version)
A Night In Tunisia
Billy Taylor (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
NYC, summer 1953
Bass-Ically Speaking (alternate take 1)
Bass-Ically Speaking (alternate take 2)
Bass-Ically Speaking (alternate take 3)
Bass-Ically Speaking
Untitled Blues
Willie Dennis, Bennie Green, J.J. Johnson, Kai Winding (trombone) John Lewis (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Taylor (drums)
"Putnam Central Club", Brooklyn, NY, September 18, 1953
Wee Dot (as Blues For Some Bones)
Stardust
Move
I'll Remember April
Now's The Time
Trombosphere
Ow!
Chazzanova
Yesterdays
Kai's Kid (as Kai's Day)
Ernie Royal (trumpet) Willie Dennis (trombone) Eddie Caine (alto sax, flute) Teo Macero (tenor sax, clarinet) Danny Bank (baritone sax) Jackson Wiley (cello) John Lewis (piano) Charles Mingus (bass, arranger) Kenny Clarke (drums) Janet Thurlow (vocals -3,5,6) Paul Bley (conductor) Spaulding Givens aka Nadi Qamar (arranger)
NYC, October 28, 1953
1.Pink Topsy (alternate take)
2.Miss Bliss
3.Blue Tide
4.Pink Topsy (edited version)
5.Eclipse (alternate take)
6.Eclipse
Paul Bley (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Art Blakey (drums)
NYC, November 30, 1953
Opus I (alternate take)
Opus I
Walkin' (as Teapot)
Like Someone In Love
I Can't Get Started
Spontaneous Combustion
The Theme
Split Kick
This Time The Dream's On Me
Zootcase
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Julius Watkins (French horn) Phil Urso (tenor sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Oscar Pettiford (cello) Charles Mingus (bass) Percy Brice (drums)
NYC, December 29, 1953
The Pendulum At Falcon's Lair
Jack, The Fieldstalker
Stockholm Sweetnin'
Low And Behold
Thad Jones (trumpet) Frank Wess (tenor sax, flute -1,2,4,5) Hank Jones (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 11, 1954
1.Elusive (as Illusive)
2.Sombre Intrusion
3.You Don't Know What Love Is
4.Bitty Ditty
5.Chazzanova
6.I'll Remember April
Hazel Scott (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 21, 1955
Like Someone In Love
Peace Of Mind
Lament
The Jeep Is Jumpin'
Git Up From There
A Foggy Day
Mountain Greenery
Git Up From There (alternate take)
Lament (alternate take)
Thad Jones (trumpet) John Dennis (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 10, 1955
One More (alternate take)
One More
I Can't Get Started
More Of The Same
Get Out Of Town (alternate take)
Get Out Of Town
John Dennis (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Ensenada
Machajo
Cherokee
Seven Moons
Seven Moons (alternate take)
All The Things You Are (take 1)
All The Things You Are (take 2)
Cherokee (alternate take)
Miles Davis (trumpet) Britt Woodman (trombone) Teddy Charles (vibes) Charles Mingus (bass) Elvin Jones (drums)
Audio-Video Studios, NYC, July 9, 1955
Nature Boy
Alone Together
There's No You
Easy Living
Louis Mucci (trumpet) unknown (trombone) unknown (French horn) Julius Baker (flute) unknown (oboe) John LaPorta (alto sax, clarinet) Jackson Wiley (cello) unknown (harp) Billy Taylor (piano) Milt Hinton, Fred Zimmerman (bass) Joe Morello (drums, percussion) probably Morris Lang (timpani) Don Senay (vocals) unidentified 5 strings, Alonzo Levister (arranger, conductor)
NYC, September 19, 1955 or September 17, 1954
RM512The Edge Of Love
RM513Fanny
Makin' Whoopee
Louis Mucci (trumpet) unknown (trombone) unknown (French horn) Julius Baker (flute) unknown (oboe) John LaPorta (alto sax, clarinet) Jackson Wiley (cello) unknown (harp) Billy Taylor (piano) Milt Hinton, Fred Zimmerman (bass) Joe Morello (drums, percussion) probably Morris Lang (timpani) unidentified 5 strings, Alonzo Levister (conductor) Charles Mingus (arranger) plus an overdub: Thad Jones (trumpet)
NYC, probably September 26, 1955 or September 17, 1954
Portrait
Eddie Bert (trombone) George Barrow (tenor sax) Mal Waldron (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Willie Jones (drums)
"Cafe Bohemia", NYC, December 23, 1955
Jump Monk
Serenade In Blue
Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Percussion Discussion
Eddie Bert (trombone) George Barrow (tenor sax) Mal Waldron (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Willie Jones (drums)
Work Song
Septemberly
All The Things You C-Sharp
I'll Remember April
Love Chant
A Foggy Day
Eddie Bert (trombone) George Barrow (tenor sax) Mal Waldron (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Drums
Eddie Bert (trombone) George Barrow (tenor sax) Mal Waldron (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Willie Jones (drums)
Haitian Fight Song
Lady Bird
Jump Monk (alternate take)
All The Things You C-Sharp (alternate take)
Eddie Bert (trombone) George Barrow (tenor sax) Mal Waldron (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Max Roach (drums)
Drums (take 1)
Drums (take 2)
I'll Remember April (alternate take)
Eddie Bert (trombone) George Barrow (tenor sax) Mal Waldron (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Willie Jones (drums)
A Foggy Day (alternate take)
Mal Waldron (piano)
A Portrait Of Bud Powell
Eddie Bert (trombone) George Barrow (tenor sax) Mal Waldron (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Willie Jones (drums)
Haitian Fight Song (alternate take)
Love Chant (alternate take)
Lady Bird (alternate take)
What Is This Thing Called Love
Jimmy Knepper (trombone, arranger) Joe Maini (alto sax) Bill Triglia (piano) Charles Mingus (bass) Dannie Richmond (drums)
NYC, July 10, 1957
Bird Feather (as Cunningbird)
Latter Day Saint (alternate take 1)
Latter Day Saint (alternate take 2)
Latter Day Saint (take 6)
Latter Day Saint (alternate take #?)
Jump The Blues Away (as The Jumpin' Blues)
The Masher
The Masher (alternate take)
Clarence Shaw (trumpet) Shafi Hadi as Curtis Porter (tenor sax) Pepper Adams (baritone sax) Wade Legge or Wynton Kelly (piano) Henry Grimes or Charles Mingus (bass) Dannie Richmond (drums)
NYC, September, 1957
We Got Blue (as Untitled Original Blues (take 1))
Stella By Starlight (take 4)
Stella By Starlight (take 5)
Untitled Original Composition (take 3)
Untitled Original Composition (take 5)
Autumn In New York (take 1)
Autumn In New York (take 2)
Long Ago And Far Away (take 2)
Long Ago And Far Away (take 4)
Long Ago And Far Away (take 5)
We Got Blue (as Untitled Original Blues (take 2))
Joldi (take 4)
Joldi (take 6) (as Joldi (take 5))
Curtis Porter (flute) Charles Mingus (piano, percussion, voice) Dannie Richmond (drums) Jimmy Knepper, Horace Parlan or Phineas Newborn, Clarence Shaw (percussion)
NYC, probably October or late 1957 or 1958
Untitled Percussion Composition