Marion Brown Quartet

Marion Brown Quartet LP Cover
Tracks:
  1. Capricorn Moon [23:02] (Marion Brown)
  2. 27 Cooper Square [3:53] (Marion Brown)
  3. Exhibition [17:59] (Marion Brown)
  4. Mephistopheles [18:41] (Alan Shorter)
November 1965, New York City
  • Marion Brown (as)
  • Alan Shorter (tp) (tracks 1, 2, 4)
  • Bennie Maupin (ts) (track 3)
  • Reggie Johnson (b)
  • Ronnie Boykins (b) (track 1)
  • Rashied Ali (dr, perc)
In November 1965, Marion Brown recorded two sessions for ESP-DISK', featuring Alan Shorter, Rashied Ali, Reggie Johnson and Ronnie Boykins on Marion Brown's compositions "Capricorn Moon", "27 Cooper Square" and "Exhibition", as well as one composition by Alan Shorter, "Mephistopheles". For "Exhibition", Bennie Maupin was added to the line-up. "Mephistopheles" was left off of initial pressings of the LP because it was thought to be Wayne Shorter's composition, replacing "Exhibition" on subsequent issues of the recordings though the track listing on the LP cover and disk labels remained unchanged.
Releases:
  • ESP-DISK' 1022 (US): tracks 1-3 [1966] [cover]
  • ESP-DISK' 1022 STEREO (US): tracks 1-3 [1966] [cover]
    • - White front label; b/w back label: Photo of Marion Brown, taken from the cover. Address on white label: ESP-DISK', 180 Riverside Dr., New York 10024; Address on back cover: ESP-DISK', 180 Riverside Drive, New York 10024.
    • - Bennie Maupin is spelled "Benny Maupin" on the cover.
    • - No track times given on the labels and covers.
  • ESP-DISK' 1022 (US): tracks 1-3 [1966] [cover]
  • ESP-DISK' 1022 STEREO (US): tracks 1-3 [1966] [cover, back cover, side A label, side B label]
    • - Address on both white labels: ESP-DISK', 156 5th Avenue, New York 10010; Address on back cover: ESP-DISK', 180 Riverside Drive, New York 10024.
  • Fontana ESP-DISK' SFJL.930 (UK): tracks 1-3 [1967] [cover]
    • - Vinyl weight varies.
  • ESP-DISK' STEREO 1022 (US): tracks 1-3 [cover, back cover]
    • - Vinyl put in monaural cover with red "STEREO" sticker on front cover.
    • - New pressing on thinner vinyl (138 gram)
    • - Address on both white labels: ESP-DISK', 156 5th Avenue, New York 10010; Address on back cover: ESP-DISK', 180 Riverside Drive, New York 10024.
  • ESP-DISK' STEREO 1022 (US): tracks 1-3 [1972] [cover, back cover]
    • - "Marion Brown" added in white uppercase letters on front cover and new address on back cover: ESP-DISK', Acorn Hill House, Krumville, New York 12447.
    • - No catalogue number printed on back cover.
    • - New pressing on thinner vinyl (119 gram).
    • - Address on both white labels: ESP-DISK', 156 5th Avenue, New York 10010; stereo label on A-Side ("STEREO 1022"), monaural label on B-Side ("1022").
  • ESP-DISK' 1022 STEREO-QUAD (US) (US): tracks 1-3 [~1973-1975] [cover, back cover, side A label, side B label]
    • - "Marion Brown" added in white uppercase on front cover. Address on back cover: ESP-DISK', Acorn Hill House, Krumville, New York 12447.
    • - No catalogue number printed on back cover.
    • - New pressing as "STEREO-QUAD".
    • - New address on both yellow labels: ESP-DISK', 290 West End Ave., N.Y., N.Y. 10023; photo of Marion Brown on side B label, taken from the cover, but in reverse view.
  • ESP-DISK'/Nippon Phonogram BT-5008 (J): tracks 1, 2, 4 [1975] [cover, back cover, label]
    • - "Exhibition" replaced by "Mephistopheles" on track 3.
    • - Bennie Maupin is erroneously listed in addition to Alan Shorter on track 3 on the cover and the disk labels.
    • - "Mephistopheles" is erroneously credited to Marion Brown.
    • - No track times given on the cover and disk labels.
  • ESP.DISK/BASE ESPS 1022 (I): tracks 1, 2, 4 [1980] [cover photo, back cover photo, label]
    • - Track times added on the labels.
  • ESP.DISK/BASE ESPS 1022 (I): tracks 1, 2, 4 [1980] [cover photo, back cover photo]
    • - "AGENDA EDIZIONI MUSICALI (P) 1966" on the labels.
  • ESP.DISK/BASE ESPS 1022 (I): tracks 1, 2, 4 [1980] [cover photo, back cover photo, label]
    • - Different label design.
    • - Track 2 is printed "Twenty Seven Cooper Square".
  • ESP/ZYX 1022-2 (D) (CD): tracks 1, 2, 4 [cover]
    • - Track times added.
    • - Correct listing of personnel on the cover.
  • ESP-DISK'/Venus TKCZ-79106 (J) (CD): tracks 1, 2, 4 [1993] [cover, back cover]
    • - Track listings on the disc, back cover and in booklet are incorrect.
    • - Bennie Maupin is erroneously listed on track 3 on back cover and in booklet.
    • - Address on disc: ESP-DISK', 290 West End Ave, N.Y., N.Y. 10023.
  • ESP-DISK'/Abraxas 1022 (I) (CD): tracks 1, 2, 4 [2002] [cover]
    • - Track listing and personnel on the cover is incorrect.
    • - Track times on the cover differ from previous versions.
  • ESP/Get Back GET 1051 (I) (180 gram virgin vinyl): tracks 1, 2, 4 [2002]
    • - Track listing on the cover is incorrect.
    • - Track times on labels differ from previous versions.
  • ESP-Disk' ESPCD 1022 (US) (CD): tracks 1, 2, 4 [2003] [cover, back cover]
    • - Track listing on the cover is incorrect.
    • - Correct listing of personnel on the cover.
    • - "Marion Brown Quintet" on the back cover.
  • ESP-Disk' ESP 4011 (US) (CD): tracks 1-4 [August 2, 2005] [cover, back cover]
Notes:
Source: KMS, CJ, HM