There's nothing else in jazz quite like this collection recorded — astonishingly — in just one session on January 20, 1963. With liner notes written by Mingus's psychotherapist, the album uses ornate ensemble orchestration to produce a sound somewhere between jazz and folk.
Each composition, from the opening "Solo Dancer" to the closing "Group and Solo Dance" was a musical expression of Mingus' philosophy of life, love and the world around him.
|1. Solo Dancer|
|(Stop! Look! And Listen, Sinner Jim Whitney!)|
|2. Duet Solo Dancers|
|(Heart's Beat And Shades In Physical Embraces)|
|3. Group Dancers (Soul Fusion) Freewoman And Oh, This Freedom's Slave Cries)|
|1. Trio And Group Dancers|
|(Stop! Look! And Sing Songs Of Revolutions!)|
|2. Single Solos And Group Dance|
|(Saint And Sinner Join In Merriment On Battle Front)|
|3. Group And Solo Dance|
|(Of Love, Pain, And Passioned Revolt, Then Farewell, My Beloved, 'Til It's Freedom Day)|