These limited edition compositions are performed by 2 of the famed Charles Mingus Jazz Workshop groups that are considered among his best recorded works. These 1954 original recordings represent the grass roots from where all the innovative forms and expressions of 'tomorrows' jazz conceived by Mingus really began. From then on, Mingus became the most influential composer and bassist of various generations in jazz history. After its first date, he said about the improvised interplay between every instrument: ''I feel that it is usually impossible to attempt such delicacies with musicians who do not enjoy the unusual freedom or understand the thought of the leading instrument. Teo Macero, John Laporta, George Barrow and Mal Waldron, of course, are just as responsible as I am for the final construction.'' Contains 12 great tracks packaged in a digipak. Fresh Sound. 2005.