Charles Mingus
Mingus At Monterey

(P) 1986 Victor Musical Industries, Inc.
Jazz Workshop VDJ-1572E (710-1572)

Compact Disc


  1. Duke Ellington Medley
    1. I Got It Bad And That Ain't Good (4:14) (Duke Ellington)
    2. In A Sentimental Mood (1:46) (Ellington)
    3. All Too Soon (1:53) (Ellington?)
    4. Mood Indigo (0:59) (Ellington, Barney Bigard)
    5. Sophisticated Lady (1:46) (Ellington)
    6. Take The "A" Train (13:54) (Billy Strayhorn)
  2. Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk (13:04)
  3. Meditations On Integration (22:49)

    All compositions by Charles Mingus unless otherwise noted


plus on 'Meditations On Integration'


Date and location
September 20, 1964, The Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey, California
Total time
Original issue (year)
Jazz Workshop JWS 001/002 (196?)
Reissues (year, format)
Edited by
Charles Mingus and Bob Simpson
Liner notes
in Japanese


This is a Japanese release, which is probably very hard to find.

On original double album 'Take The "A" Train', 'Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress' (9:00 + 7:25) and 'Meditations On Integration' (9:20 + 17:00) are split in two parts. However, the CD is shorter than the 2-LP. Why? Here's the answer by Ton Witberg:

'Meditations On Integration':
on LP, pt1 = intro 2:00+7:45, pt2 = 14:13+1:54 ovation: total 21:58 music including overlap

'Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk':
on LP, pt1 = intro 1:04+6:14, pt2 = 6:30, total 12:44 music including overlap, rest is intro

I think the difference is in the length of the intro's and the ovation on the cd.