Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
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Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic
Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM) - AudioSoundMusic

Charles Mingus - Blues & Roots (2LP, 45RPM)

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Bass – Charles Mingus [click here to see more vinyl featuring Charles Mingus]

Piano – Horace Parlan (A1 to C2) [click here to see more vinyl featuring Horace Parlan]

Piano – Mal Waldron (D1) [click here to see more vinyl featuring Mal Waldron]

Tenor Saxophone – Booker Ervin [click here to see more vinyl featuring Booker Ervin]

Alto Saxophone – Jackie McLean [click here to see more vinyl featuring Jackie McLean]

Alto Saxophone – John Handy

Baritone Saxophone – Pepper Adams

Drums – Dannie Richmond

Trombone – Jimmy Knepper, Willie Dennis

Written by Charles Mingus





2 LP, Gatefold jacket printed by Stoughton Printing Co.

Limited numbered edition

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 45RPM

Size : 12”

Stereo

Studio

Record Press :  Quality Record Pressings

Label :  Analogue Productions

Original Label :  Atlantic

Recorded February 4, 1959, at Atlantic Studios in New York City

Engineered by Tom Dowd

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Produced by Nesuhi Ertegun

Liner Notes by Charles Mingus, Diane Dorr-Dorynek

Photography by Lee Friedlander

Originally released in March 1960

Reissued in December 2023

 

Tracks :

Side A:

  1. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
  2. Cryin' Blues

Side B:

  1. Moanin'

Side C:

  1. Tensions
  2. My Jelly Roll Soul

Side D:

  1. E's Flat Ah's Flat Too

     

    Reviews :

    “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 -- somewhat akin to the Dixieland ensembles of old, but with an acutely modern flavor. Anyone who had heard "Haitian Fight Song" shouldn't have been surprised that such an album was well within Mingus' range, but jazz's self-appointed guardians have long greeted innovation with reactionary distaste. After Blues and Roots, there could be no question of Mingus' firm grounding in the basics, nor of his deeply felt affinity with them. Whether the music is explicitly gospel-based -- like the groundbreaking classic "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting" -- or not, the whole album is performed with a churchy fervor that rips through both the exuberant swingers and the aching, mournful slow blues. Still, it's the blues that most prominently inform the feeling of the album, aside from the aforementioned "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting" and the Jelly Roll Morton tribute "My Jelly Roll Soul." The recording session was reportedly very disorganized, but perhaps that actually helped give the performances the proper feel, since they wound up so loose and free-swinging. With a lineup including John Handy and Jackie McLean on alto, Booker Ervin on tenor, frequent anchor Pepper Adams on baritone, and Jimmy Knepper and Willie Dennis on trombones, among others, Blues and Roots isn't hurting for fiery soloists, and they help make the album perhaps the most soulful in Mingus' discography.” AllMusic Review by Steve Huey


    Rating 

    AllMusic 5 / 5  ,  Discogs 4.88 / 5

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