Blues Roots CD (2009)

Artist: Charlie Mingus

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Product Overview


Label Warner Uk/zoom
SKU 210914947
UPC 081227361723
UPC 14 00081227361723
Format CD
Release Date 3/30/2009
Author Charlie Mingus
Associated Artist/Work ]
Associated Artist/Work Baker, Chet (Trumpet/Vocals/Com
Associated Artist/Work Beckett, Harry
Associated Artist/Work Blakey, Art
Associated Artist/Work Bley, Paul
Associated Artist/Work Booker, Ervin
Associated Artist/Work Brecker, Randy
Associated Artist/Work Coltrane, John
Associated Artist/Work Dolphy, Eric
Associated Artist/Work Ellington Edward Kennedy
Associated Artist/Work Ellington, Duke
Associated Artist/Work Evans, Gil
Associated Artist/Work Gillespie, Dizzy
Associated Artist/Work Hampton, Lionel
Associated Artist/Work Hughes, Langston
Associated Artist/Work Jazz Workshop All Stars
Associated Artist/Work Jones, Quincy
Associated Artist/Work Metropole Orchestra
Associated Artist/Work Mingus Dynasty
Associated Artist/Work Mingus, Charlie
Associated Artist/Work Minguss
Associated Artist/Work Mitchell, Joni
Associated Artist/Work Newport Rebels
Associated Artist/Work Norvo, Red
Associated Artist/Work Parker, Charlie (Sax)
Associated Artist/Work Rava, Enrico
Associated Artist/Work Richmond, Dannie
Technical Info
Engineer Tom Dowd
CatalogID 8122736172
Lable Name Warner Jazz (UK)
Released 09/23/2002
Original Release 1959
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 69m : 23s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00081227361723
Musical Guests
Jackie McLean
Booker Ervin
Pepper Adams
Dannie Richmond
Horace Parlan
Mal Waldron
Album Notes and Credits
The 1998 reissue of BLUES & ROOTS contains all the original tracks and liner notes, plus additional tracks and rare photos.
Personnel: Charles Mingus (bass); Jackie McLean, John Handy (alto saxophone); Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Jimmy Knepper, Willie Dennis (trombone); Horace Parlan, Mal Waldron (piano); Dannie Richmond (drums).
Recorded at Atlantic Studios, New York, New York on February 4, 1959. Originally released on Atlantic (1305). Includes liner notes by Charles Mingus.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: John Hardy, Jackie McLean (alto saxophone); Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone); Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone); Jimmy Knepper, Willie Dennis (trombone); Horace Parlan (piano); Dannie Richmond (drums).
Recording information: Atlantic Studios, New York, NY (02/04/1959).
Mingus goes to church. A thrilling album of blues and spirituals Mingus style. This 1959 Atlantic recording certainly ranks among his very best. Memorable performances of some of the bassist's most soulful tunes such as "Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting" and "E's Flat Ah's Flat Too." Mingus is joined by an exuberant ensemble including a stellar saxophone section of Jackie McLean, John Handy, Booker Ervin, and Pepper Adams.
Professional Reviews
Q (7/93, p.110) - 4 Stars - Excellent - " his best he could drive his fellow musicians onwards and upwards with big bass playing and hoarse exhortations. BLUES & ROOTS contains six servings of this brilliance..."
Down Beat (1960) - 4 Stars - Very Good - "...vital and important music...[Mingus] is outstanding in his solo work...this is something worth careful and thorough listening..."
Record Collector (magazine) (p.96) - 5 stars out of 5 -- "[A] classic 1957 set showcasing Mingus' compositional genius as well as his unerring ability at getting the best from his sidemen."
Disc 1
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
7 Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting - (alternate take)
8 Tensions - (alternate take)
9 My Jelly Roll Soul - (alternate take)
10 E's Flat Ah's Flat Too - (alternate take)
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