New Tijuana Moods
© 1987 BMG Music
I believe this record includes performances by some of the greatest musicians I have ever worked with.
Charles Mingus (from liner notes)
All compositions by Charles Mingus unless otherwise noted
According to Priestley 'Boston Tea Party' remains unissued.
Additional information concerning 'A Colloquial Dream' from Uwe Weiler:
Perhaps you already know the following, however, a further unissued track from the RCA vaults was found: A COLLOQUIAL DREAM. The track was recorded during the legendary sessions for Tijuana Moods on August 6, 1957 and it is basically the composition 'Scenes In The City', which Mingus recorded again for Bethlehem on October 1957. Now we have the answer on the open question on which track Lonnie Elder took part. He, actually an actor at the time, is the narrator on the track and his name was always quoted on the art cover of the RCA LP, various reissues, as well as on various discographies, but his voice res. narration was never heard on the released RCA LP. The allocation of the presumed lost track is a sensation. A COLLOQUIAL DREAM runs 10:54 and bears the matrix no. H4JB-5229. Is was released on a RCA bonus CD at the end of 1997 and the limited edition probably never became apparent to the general jazz public. The newly allocated RCA track was released on a bonus CD, which was included as an extra in the collector's 9-CD-boxed set entitled RCA VICTOR 80 TH ANNIVERSARY - COLLECTOR'S EDITION. Subtitled THE FIRST LABEL IN JAZZ. The box bears the number 09026-68949-2. Thus this box contains 8 individual CD albums, which are labeled as RCA VICTOR 80 TH ANNIVERSARY, VOL. 1 to VOL. 8, presenting music form each decade of the label's output from 1917 to 1997. The bonus CD contains two tracks from the first jazz record every made in 1917, in fact from The Original Dixieland Jazz Band and the aforementioned Mingus track. The only reference to the obscure Mingus track comes from a label sticker, which was put on the sealed outer cellophane. Once the box is open, no reference can be seen outside. The bonus CD art cover has some basic info on the obscure Mingus track. Be aware, that, execpt the bonus CD, each individual CD volume is also sold separately. According to my observation, CD dealers tend to have the individual volumes instead of having the box! So, ask for the limited 9-CD-boxed edition. Anyhow, the music is a significant contribution to Mingus's recorded legacy. The narration of the author, Lonnie Elder, tends to be a bit too 'loose'. Excellent music .....