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Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots 180g LP (Mono) - direct audio

Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots 180g LP (Mono)

Atlantic Records

  • $ 2199


Charles Mingus Blues & Roots 180g LP (Mono)

180g Vinyl Mono LP

Blues & Roots was recorded in 1959 and released in 1960. Bassist Charles Mingus is joined here by Horace Parlan, Jackie McLean, Booker Ervin, and more.

"In response to critical carping that his ambitious, evocative music somehow didn't swing enough, Charles Mingus returned to the earthiest and earliest sources of black musical expression, namely the blues, gospel, and old-time New Orleans jazz. The resulting LP, Blues and Roots, isn't quite as wildly eclectic as usual, but it ranks as arguably Mingus' most joyously swinging outing. Working with simple forms, Mingus boosts the complexity of the music by assembling a nine-piece outfit and arranging multiple lines to be played simultaneously..." - allmusic.com, Steve Huey

Musicians:

Charles Mingus, bass
Horace Parlan, piano
Mal Waldron, piano
Jackie McLean, alto saxophone
John Handy, alto saxophone
Booker Ervin, tenor saxophone
Pepper Adams, baritone saxophone
Jimmy Knepper, trombone
Willie Dennis, trombone
Dannie Richmond, drums

Charles Mingus Blues & Roots Track Listing:

1. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
2. Cryin' Blues
3. Moanin'
4. Tensions
5. My Jelly Roll Soul
6. E's Flat Ah's Flat Too


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