vinylThese are Mingus' two big breakthrough albums that cemented his name as a jazz innovator, bandleader. 'The Clown' introduced two of Mingus' finest compositions in the driving, determined 'Haitian Fight Song', appropriately rousing with a characteristically long, brilliant bass solo and the '40s-flavoured 'Reincarnation of a Lovebird', a peaceful but melancholy tribute to Charlie Parker. With 'Pithecanthropus', Mingus displayed a gift for airtight, focused arrangements that nonetheless allowed his players great freedom to add to the established mood of each piece. All four feature fantastic arrangements. Two truly great modern jazz albums from the mid-fifties! TRACKLIST: LP1 Side A 1. Haitian Fight Song 2. Blue Cee Side B 1. Reincarnation Of A Lovebird 2. The Clown LP 2 Side C 1. Pithecanthropus Erectus 2. A Foggy Day Side D 1. Profile Of Jackie 2. Love Chant.