Charles Mingus
Pithecanthropus Erectus

© 1981 Atlantic Recording Corporation
Atlantic Jazz 7567-81456-2

Compact Disc


  1. Pithecanthropus Erectus (10:33)
  2. A Foggy Day (7:47) (Gershwin)
  3. Profile Of Jackie (3:07)
  4. Love Chant (14:56)

    All compositions by Charles Mingus unless otherwise noted



Date and location
January 30, 1956, New York City
Total time
Original issue (year)
Atlantic #1237 (1956)
Reissue (year, format)


"Pithecanthropus Erectus" is one of the absolutely essential Mingus albums, and not to be confused with 1970 bootleg live album Pithycanthropus Erectus.

Two different versions of this CD exist: US edition and Japanese edition, which has the original cover. There is no difference in the contents.